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Delaware State Police Conducting Fatal Motorcycle Crash- Newark

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

 Newark- Delaware State Police are conducting a fatal motorcycle crash that claimed a Dover man’s life.

On March 23, 2021, at approximately 5:27 p.m., a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 was traveling on Otts Chapel Road in the left lane approaching North Hunter Forge Road. The 21-year-old male operator lost control of the motorcycle and began to travel to the right side of the roadway. The Suzuki then went down on its left side and slid into the concrete curb located on the northeast corner of the Otts Chapel Road and North Hunger Forge Road intersection. The operator came to rest in the left lane of Otts Chapel Road. After the motorcycle struck the curb, it hit a guardrail and was launched into the air before coming to rest approximately 100 feet north of the impact.

The operator was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

This crash is being investigated by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Cpl/3 John Forester with the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8485. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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