Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Magnolia area this morning.
On September 18, 2022, at approximately 1:32 a.m., a Honda motorcycle was traveling northbound on Bay Road (SR 1) south of Trap Shooters in the left lane. A GMC SUV, operated by a 25-year-old female of Delaware, was traveling northbound ahead of the motorcycle in the right lane of Bay Road. The SUV changed lanes, moving from the right to the left, and established travel in the left lane. The motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed, and its front tire struck the rear bumper of the SUV.
The operator of the motorcycle, a 22-year-old male of Pennsylvania, was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin. The operator of the SUV, who was properly restrained, was not injured during the collision. Alcohol or drug usage is not suspected of being a factor in this collision.
The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours while the collision was being investigated. The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Cpl/3 J. Lane by calling 302-698-8457. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Sergeant India Sturgis
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