The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision involving a motorcycle that occurred in New Castle last night.
On February 15, 2023, at approximately 9:41 p.m., a blue 2021 Mazda CX-5 was traveling southbound on South Dupont Highway through a green light at the intersection with 2nd Avenue. At the same time, gray 2020 Kawasaki ZX-9R was traveling northbound on South Dupont Highway approaching the same intersection. The motorcycle passed a car that was stopped at the red light in the left-turn lane and began to turn left onto 2nd Avenue through the red light. As a result, the front of the Mazda struck the right side of the Kawasaki in the intersection. The motorcyclist was ejected, and the Mazda came to a stop in the shoulder. The driver of the Mazda then fled the scene on foot and was last seen walking southbound on South Dupont Highway.
The motorcyclist, a 31-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, was taken to an area hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Identification of the victim is pending notification to his family and relatives. The driver of the Mazda has not been identified or located.
The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the scene was investigated and 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 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.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto
Released: 021623 1154
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