State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Harrington

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred yesterday in Harrington that left one man dead.

On May 21, 2024, at approximately 4:01 p.m., a Freightliner tractor and trailer was driving eastbound on Vernon Road approaching Fox Hunters Road. At the same time, a Honda CB1 motorcycle was driving westbound on Vernon Road approaching Fox Hunters Road. The preliminary investigation revealed that the Freightliner had almost completed a left turn onto Fox Hunters Road when the front of the Honda hit the back part of the trailer. As a result, the driver was ejected, and the motorcycle came to rest on the south side of the road.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 31-year-old man from Denton, Maryland, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family is notified. The driver of the Freightliner, a 58-year-old man from Laurel, Delaware, was not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

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The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Master Corporal W. Booth by calling (302) 698-8451. 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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