Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Collision

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

On September 5, 2022, at approximately 2:23 p.m., a black 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound on Limestone Road (Route 7).  At this time, a blue 2018 Honda CRV was traveling northbound on Route 7 approaching Old Linden Hill Road.  The Honda made a U-turn into the southbound lanes of Route 7 directly into the path of the Harley.  The operator of the Harley attempted to avoid the collision by maneuvering from the right lane of travel to the right shoulder, but the Honda also entered the right shoulder intending to pull into Carousel Park.  As a result, the Harley struck the right passenger mirror and front right quarter panel of the Honda.  The Harley then struck a raised curb, and the operator was ejected from the motorcycle.

The 29-year-old operator of the Harley was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

The 71 -year-old operator of the Honda and his passenger who were properly restrained were not injured during this collision.

Route 7 southbound was closed at Greenwood Drive for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway 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 Senior Corporal Calio by calling 302-365-8483. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell

Released: 090622  0812


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