Troopers Identify Dover Airman Killed In Motorcycle Accident Friday

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Dover- The Delaware State Police have identified the rider who died in a crash on August 7, 2020, on Puncheon Run Connector, Dover, as 20-year-old Cameron Presnell of Wilmington, Carolina.

Airman 1st Class Cameron Presnell was assigned to the 736th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and a Dover AFB Honor Guard Trainer.

“Today, we lost a member of our family in a tragic accident,” said Col. Matthew E. Jones, 436th Airlift Wing commander. “We share in the sorrow felt by his loved ones. We must not forget the valuable contribution he made to our country and the impact he left on our organization.”

Original Report

Dover – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 5:36 p.m., Friday, August 07, 2020 on the Puncheon Run Connector, according to Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said the investigation has determined a Red Honda CBR 900R motorcycle operated by a 20-year-old male from Wilmington, NC, was traveling eastbound on the Puncheon Run Connector at a high rate of speed approaching a left curve. The operator failed to negotiate the curve due to his high speed and traveled off the south edge of the roadway and struck a guardrail.

The 20-year-old victim was pronounced deceased at the collision scene. He is an active member of the United States Air Force Base assigned to the Dover Air Force Base. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.

The Puncheon Run Connector was closed for approximately 3 hours during the investigation.

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