Troopers Identify Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash Overnight

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Viola- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred last evening, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on July 18, 2019, at approximately 9:28 p.m., when a 2005 Harley Davidson Motorcycle was traveling northbound on Turkey Point Road towards Olin Dill Road. A 1963 Oliver Tractor was pulling a Hay Binder/Cutter also proceeding northbound on Turkey Point Road, in front of the motorcycle.

The operator of the motorcycle failed to observe the tractor and collided with the rear of the hay binder, said Jaffe. The driver was then ejected from the motorcycle.

The operator of the motorcycle,  43-year-old Robert L. Mcgee of Felton, was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The operator of the tractor, a 63-year-old male from Viola, DE was not injured. It was noted that the tractor had operational lights. The hay binder that was being pulled had two reflective strips and a “slow-moving vehicle” reflective triangle.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3.5 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

 


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