State Police Investigating Fatal Collision Involving Gas-Powered Bike in Wilmington

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal collision involving a gas-powered bike that occurred yesterday afternoon in Wilmington that left one man dead.

On June 20, 2024, at approximately 2:21 p.m., a grey 2009 Audi A4 was traveling westbound on West Newport Pike, approaching Silview Avenue. As the Audi was in the process of making a right turn into a private parking lot on W. Newport Pike, it was struck by a 4-stroke mini gas-powered bike that was traveling on the shoulder of W. Newport Pike westbound. After the impact, the operator of the bike was ejected from the bike. At the time of the collision, the shoulder of W. Newport Pike westbound was closed off by construction cones for active construction in the vicinity.

The operator of the bike, a 22-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 driver of the Audi, a 43-year-old woman from Wilmington, Delaware, was not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately 2 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Master Corporal J. Forester by calling (302) 365-8485. 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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