Police Release Details Regarding Sunday’s Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Middletown

Middletown – On August 5, 2018, at approximately 2:00 the Middletown Police responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 2014 four-door Toyota Corolla on US 301 at Doc Levinson Road, according to Captain William Texter.

Texter said the 23-year-old Newark area male operator of the motorcycle was ejected from the motorcycle and succumbed to his injuries. The 22-year-old Wilmington area female passenger on the motorcycle was also ejected from the motorcycle and was flown to Christina Hospital where she is in serious condition. Neither the operator nor the passenger on the motorcycle was wearing a helmet, said Texter.

The 63-year-old Warwick, Maryland operator of the sedan refused medical treatment.

The preliminary investigation of the incident revealed the motorcycle was traveling south on US 301 when the sedan attempted to make a left turn onto Doc Levinson Drive from northbound Middletown Warwick Road. Texter said the two vehicles collided in the middle of the intersection.

The Middletown Police Traffic Services Unit is still investigating the incident and is asking any witnesses to contact Master Sergeant Raymond Howard at 302-376-9950.

US 301 was closed for approximately 2 1⁄2 hours as the scene was investigated and cleared.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

DelDOT

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Middletown – Rescue crews from the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown, along with New Castle County Paramedics and Middletown Police have responded to Bunker Hill Road and West Main Steet for a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.

Trooper 4 (Delaware State Police Aviation) has landed nearby and is waiting to transport one of the two patients currently being evaluated.

Police have ordered Route 301 (Middletown Warrick Road) closed between Peterson and W. Main Street.

DelDOT release the following statement “RT 301 IS CLOSED NB & SB BTW RT 299 & PETERSON RD DUE TO AN ACCIDENT
Effect / Impact: USE CAUTION IN THE AREA FOLLOW PERSONNEL ON SCENE County: New Castle County”

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