Delaware State Police investigate fatal motorcycle collision – Delaware State Police

Date posted: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle that occurred in the Wilmington area Monday afternoon.

On September 5, 2022, at approximately 2:23 p.m., a black 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound on Limestone Road (Hwy 7). At the time, a blue 2018 Honda CRV was traveling northbound on Highway 7 as it approached Old Linden Hill Road. The Honda turned around in the southbound lanes of Route 7 directly into the way of the Harley. The Harley operator attempted to avoid the collision by maneuvering out of the correct traffic lane into the right shoulder, but the Honda also entered the right shoulder intending to park in Carousel Park. As a result, the Harley struck the right passenger side mirror and the right front quarter panel of the Honda. The Harley then struck a raised curb and the driver was ejected from the motorcycle.

The 29-year-old driver of the Harley was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. Victim identification is pending notification of next of kin.

The 71-year-old driver of the Honda and his passenger, who were properly restrained, were not injured in the collision.

Southbound Route 7 was closed at Greenwood Drive for approximately 3 hours while the accident was investigated and the road surface was cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Soldiers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Senior Corporal Calio at 302-365-8483. Information can also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the Internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness to a crime or has lost a loved one to sudden death and needs help, the Police Victim Services Unit State of Delaware / Delaware Victim Support Center is available to provide you with 24-hour support and resources through a toll-free helpline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You can also email the Victim Services Unit at DSP_VictimServicesMail@delaware.gov.

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