Troopers Identify Motorcycle Rider Killed On Route 1 Sunday


Bear – The Delaware State Police have identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Officials said that Albert Dodson of Chester, Pennsylvania was the operator of the motorcycle that crashed north of the US 13/SR1 split and just south of Tybouts Corner, Bear.

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The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred at approximately 4:23 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2020.

The crash occurred on northbound Route 1 northbound north of the US 13/SR1 split and just south of Tybouts Corner.

The initial investigation has determined a 2016 Victory Magnum motorcycle operated by a 53-year-old Chester, Pennsylvania man, was traveling on Route 1 through a slight right curve and then a slight left curve in the right lane of travel. While traveling through the slight left curve, the operator failed to negotiate the curve and traveled off the right side of the roadway. The motorcycle then struck an embankment, and the operator was ejected from the motorcycle. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The identification of the victim is pending notification of next of kin.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Forester of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8485.

Rescue crews responded to three additional motorcycle incidents on Sunday.

At around 5:00 Sunday afternoon Cecil County, Md. authorities responded to Delancy Road in Elkton for a motorcycle crash. First arriving crews reported that the rider was down in the road. That rider was transported to an area hospital with undetermined injuries.

At 7:29 Rescue crews with the Marydel Fire Company along with Delaware State Police responded to the intersection on Grygo Road and Westville Road, just east of the Maryland state line for a motorcycle accident. Two people were hospitalized as a result of that accident

At 7:37 Dover firefighters responded to Route 1 Northbound in the area of the Scarborough Road exit for reports of a motorcyclist down. Arriving crews found the motorcycle, however, radio reports did not indicate if the rider was ever found.

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