Troopers Identify Motorcycle Rider Ejected Off Highway Onto Road Below

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that took place on I-95 in Wilmington, Friday night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 9:55 p.m., Friday, August 10, 2018, on I-95 northbound in the area of W. 2nd St., Wilmington. A 2008 Kawasaki ZX1, operated by Eric K. Williams, 32, of Newark, was traveling in a group of three motorcycles, northbound on the ramp from MLK Jr. Blvd., to continue I-95 northbound. As the Kawasaki approached a curved portion of the ramp, it struck a piece of metal debris in the roadway, which caused Williams to lose control of the steering, according to Austin. The Kawasaki then struck a concrete barrier which caused Williams to be ejected from the motorcycle and thrown over the concrete barrier, falling approximately 35 feet to the ground below.

Williams was transported to the Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced deceased as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash and fall, said Austin.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. D. Alexander of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-365-8484.

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

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of 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 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

Breaking Report
Wilmington – New Castle County Paramedics have responded to I-95 near MLK Blvd for reports of an injury accident involving a motorcycle.

Early reports indicate that a motorcycle rider was ejected from the bike and thrown over the side of the elevated overpass.

The rider is reportedly being transported to the trauma center with life-threatening injuries.

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