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State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Wilmington

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred last night in Wilmington that left one man dead.

On June 17, 2024, at approximately 9:04 p.m., a silver 2010 Toyota Yaris was traveling in the left lane of East Newport Pike eastbound passing the intersection with Curtis Avenue. At the same time, a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle was also traveling in the left lane of East Newport Pike eastbound, approaching the rear of the Toyota. The preliminary investigation revealed the front of the Kawasaki struck the rear of the Toyota at an apparent high rate of speed, causing the motorcyclist and his passenger to be ejected.

The passenger of the Kawasaki, a 32-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified. The motorcyclist, a 28-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, was taken to an area hospital for critical injuries.

The driver of the Toyota, a 19-year-old woman from Wilmington, Delaware, was taken to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

 

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The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Sergeant J. Jefferson by calling (302) 365-8484. 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 [email protected].

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