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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

State Police Investigating Fatal Moped Crash

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

The Delaware State Police are investigating a single-vehicle moped crash that occurred yesterday afternoon that left one woman dead.

On August 15, 2023, at approximately 2:23 p.m., a red 2022 Jiangsu moped was traveling north on Hebron Road approaching a sharp left curve just north of Canal Crossing Road. For unknown reasons, the moped driver failed to negotiate the curve, and her scooter exited the right side of the roadway and struck the curb.

The driver, 49-year-old Darla Becker of Wilmington, Delaware, fell off the moped and landed on the curb. She was taken by ambulance to an area hospital where she later died. There were no other vehicles involved in this collision.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Sergeant J. Burns by calling 302-703-3269. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime, or you have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at

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