State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Staff Writer Delaware State Trooper, Police & Fire, RSS

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

On October 18, 2023, at approximately 5:16 p.m., a red 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling westbound on Hazlettville Road, east of Apple Grove School Road.  The Dodge attempted to make a left turn into the driveway of a private residence in front of a black 2022 Kawasaki EX4 motorcycle that was traveling eastbound on Hazlettville Road. The Dodge struck the front tire of the motorcycle in the eastbound lane, which caused the motorcyclist to be ejected. The motorcyclist came to rest in the westbound lane.

The motorcyclist, an 18-year-old man from Dover, Delaware, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

The driver of the Dodge, a 57-year-old man from Dover, Delaware, was not injured.

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


The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to please contact Sergeant A. Mitchell by calling 302-698-8518. 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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