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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Collision

Date Posted: Monday, September 11th, 2023


The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred Sunday afternoon in Roxana that left one man dead.

On September 10, 2023, at approximately 2:44 p.m., a black 2001 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 motorcycle was traveling westbound on Bayard Road just east of Zion Church Road. For unknown reasons, the operator failed to negotiate a moderate curve and exited the north edge of the roadway. The Kawasaki traveled a short distance through a wet grassy area before losing control and overturning onto its left side. The Kawasaki re-entered the roadway, which caused the operator to be partially ejected from the motorcycle.

The operator, a 78-year-old man from Ocean View, 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 roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.


The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Master Corporal K. Argo by calling 302-703-3264. 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 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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