Dagsboro – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred earlier today, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.
Jaffe said the preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred at approximately 11:03 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017, as a 31-year-old Millsboro man was operating a 2008 Honda CRF 450 dirt bike traveling northbound on the southbound shoulder of Dupont Boulevard (US 113), approaching a private driveway exiting the Del-One Federal Credit Union (FCU). A 1994 Buick Century operated by a 46-year-old female from Frankford was exiting the Del-One FCU parking lot, preparing to merge into the southbound travel lanes.
As the Buick was exiting, the Honda approached on the shoulder at a high rate of speed, according to Jaffe. In an effort to avoid the collision, the driver of the Honda attempted to lay the bike down; however it collided with the right front side of the Buick on the shoulder. The operator of the Buick was able to come to a controlled stop almost immediately. The Honda was redirected and came to rest off of the west side of the roadway. The driver of the Honda came to rest in the right lane of US 113.
The operator of the Buick who was properly restrained, was removed from the scene and transported by EMS to Atlantic General Hospital where she was admitted with minor injuries.
The operator of the Honda was removed from the scene and transported by EMS to Beebe Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into the crash. Southbound Dupont Boulevard (US 113), south of Molly Field Road was closed for approximately 3½ hours while the crash was investigated and cleared. No charges have been filed at this time.
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Dagsboro – The Delaware State Police are currently on the scene of a serious crash on Dupont Boulevard (US113) in the area of Parker Lane, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.
Jaffe said the incident occurred around 11:03 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017 US113 southbound in the area of Parker Lane. Injuries have been reported in the crash, however, the exact number and extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.
US113 southbound lanes have been completely shut down in the area of Parker Lane. Commuters should expect delays in the area and find alternate routes of travel.
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