Dover Police Investigating Serious Crash at North DuPont Highway and Lepore Drive 7-10-2024

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Incident Number:  50-24-24613

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 9th, 2024 at approximately 10:33 p.m.

Location: North DuPont Highway and Lepore Drive, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer Lieutenant Mark Hoffman   Email: [email protected]

Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating a serious motor vehicle crash that left two boys (15 and 14 years old) with serious injuries.  The 15-year-old male was operating a stolen motorcycle (Honda Grom) with the 14-year-old as a passenger.  The 15-year-old operator rode recklessly, running several red lights, and disobeying multiple traffic laws prior to the collision. The motorcycle was later determined to be stolen out of Philadelphia.  

While traveling south on North DuPont Highway, approaching Lepore Drive, the 15-year-old operator of the stolen motorcycle ran a red light at a high rate of speed and collided with the side of a Honda CRV that was legally making a U-turn.  Both the operator and passenger of the motorcycle suffered serious injuries and were transported to Bayhealth Kent Campus for treatment.  Further investigation revealed that the 15-year-old operator was under the influence of alcohol as well. Both teens remain hospitalized in stable condition. Once released from medical care, the 15-year-old operator will be charged with the following offenses: -DUI -Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree (x2) -Receiving Stolen Property -Multiple Traffic Offenses    

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