Rider Killed In Motorcycle Crash Overnight In Greenwood

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Greenwood – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred just after midnight, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the incident occurred at approximately 12:12 a.m., Sunday, July 14, 2019, as a 2009 Harley-Davidson Road King motorcycle, operated by a 28-year-old Greenwood man, was traveling southbound on Oak Road (CR 594) approaching a moderate left curve.

For unknown reasons, the operator failed to negotiate the curve and the motorcycle exited the west side of the road south of Beach Highway (SR 16). After exiting the roadway, the motorcycle overturned onto its right side, and the operator was ejected. The motorcycle tumbled in a southwesterly direction where it collided with a tree before coming to an uncontrolled stop next to the operator.

The motorcycle driver, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

Oak Road in the area of the crash was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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