Claymont – Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred at approximately 5:14 p.m., Thursday, May, 10, 2018, on Harvey Road in the area of Green Street, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.
Jaffe said the initial investigation has determined that a 1986 Harley Davidson XL-8, being operated by 62-year-old James W. Hughes of Claymont was traveling westbound on Harvey Road, west of Green Street.
A 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer being driven by a 25-year-old Wilmington woman was also traveling westbound on Harvey Road, following directly behind the Harley Davidson. The front end of the Mitsubishi struck the rear of the Harley Davidson, with the impact ejecting the operator over the handlebars onto the roadway, said Jaffe. After the collision the Mitsubishi came to a controlled stop and remained at the scene.
Hughes was transported to the Christiana Hospitalin critical condition. Hughes later succumb to his injures on Friday, May 11, 2018.
The operator of the Mitsubishi was not injured as a result of the collision. No charges have been filed at this time.
Harvey Road was closed for approximately 2 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.