State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Smyrna

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Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred in Smyrna on Thursday afternoon.

On May 30, 2024, at approximately 1:12 p.m., a Jeep Cherokee was eastbound on Sweet Corn Lane, stopped for the stop sign at southbound, South Dupont Boulevard. At the same time, a Harley Davidson motorcycle was driving southbound on South Dupont Boulevard in the left lane, approaching Sweet Corn Lane. The preliminary investigation revealed that the Jeep pulled away from the stop sign to travel across South Dupont Boulevard into the path of the motorcycle, as a result, the front of the motorcycle hit the driver’s side of the Jeep.

The driver of the Jeep, a 69-year-old man and a passenger, a 69-year-old woman, both of Smyrna were taken to an area hospital for minor injuries.

The driver of the Harley Davidson motorcycle, a 59-year-old man from Dover, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

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

The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash or might have more information to contact Master Corporal J. Lane by calling (302) 698-8457. 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 you 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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