Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal bicycle crash that occurred Saturday night in New Castle that left one man dead.
On September 2, 2023, at approximately 9:02 p.m., a gray 2018 BMW M760 was traveling in the right eastbound lane on Pulaski Highway approaching the intersection with Wilton Boulevard. A bicyclist was traveling southbound from Wilton Boulevard approaching the intersection with Pulaski Highway. The bicyclist was struck by the BMW when he entered the intersection into the BMW’s path against the red traffic signal for southbound Wilton Boulevard. The bicyclist was ejected from the bicycle and came to rest approximately 50 feet southeast of the intersection.
The bicyclist, a 56-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified. The driver of the BMW, a 30-year-old man from New Castle, Delaware, was not injured.
The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.
The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Corporal P. McAndrew by calling 302-365-8486. 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 DSP_VictimServicesMail@delaware.gov.