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Dover – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred earlier this afternoon west of Dover.
The collision occurred around 3:21 p.m., Friday October 15, 2021, as a 2005 Honda Accord operated by 32-year-old Dover man was traveling westbound on Forrest Avenue (SR8) preparing to turn left onto Nault Road. A 2007 Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle operated by a 25-year-old Henderson, Maryland man was traveling eastbound on SR8 approaching Nault Road. The Honda Accord began to make the left turn directly into the path of the motorcycle. In an attempt to avoid a collision, the motorcyclist applied the brakes and laid the motorcycle down on its side before both the rider and the motorcycle struck the right side of the car. The force of the impact caused the Accord to rotate clockwise, coming to a stop in the southbound lane of Nault Road. The Suzuki motorcycle continued to slide in an easterly direction coming to rest near the double yellow centerline of Forrest Avenue.
The 25-year-old motorcyclist was transported from the scene by EMS to Bayhealth Kent General where he was pronounced dead.
The 32-year-old man was properly restrained and was uninjured in the collision.
SR8 in the area of the collision was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into the crash. Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact Sgt. J. Wheatley by calling 302-698-8518. 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 email@example.com.
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