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State Police Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Bicyclist in Lewes

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 5th, 2024

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a bicyclist that occurred in Lewes early this morning that left one woman dead.

On Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at approximately 1:57 a.m., a 2020 Isuzu 6-wheel box truck was traveling eastbound on John J. Williams Highway just west of Mulberry Knoll Road. For reasons under investigation, a bicyclist entered the eastbound lane of John J. Williams Highway, into the path of the box truck. As a result, the box truck struck the bicyclist in the eastbound travel lane.

The bicyclist, a 58-year-old woman from Lewes, Delaware, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name is being withheld until her family is notified. The driver of the box truck, a 60-year-old man from Salisbury, Maryland, was properly restrained and not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately two and a half hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to 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 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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