Motorcyclist Killed In Labor Day Crash In Magnolia

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Magnolia– Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 2:13 p.m., Monday, September 07, 2020, at the intersection on Irish Hill Road and Lexington Mill Road, according to Public Information Officer, Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said the initial investigation has determined a 2015 Toyota Camry, driven by a 41-year-old female from Magnolia, was stopped northbound on Lexington Mill Road at the intersection to Irish Hill Road. A 2017 Suzuki GSX motorcycle operated by a 50-year-old male from Magnolia, was traveling eastbound on Irish Hill Road approaching the intersection of Lexington Mill Road. The Camry attempted to turn onto westbound Irish Hill Road and pulled out in front of the motorcycle. The Suzuki attempted to avoid the Camry, but lost control and struck the driver side of the vehicle.

The driver of the Suzuki was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. His name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

Initial reports from the scene indicate that good amenities on scene attempted live-saving measures prior to emergency crews arriving on scene.

Delaware State Police Aviation’s Trooper 2 was recalled by Command.

The operator of the Camry was transported to a local area hospital for minor injuries.

Irish Hill Road at Lexington Mill Road was closed for approximately 4 hours while the investigation was completed and the roadway was cleared.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the crash should contact Sgt. Wheatley of the Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-698-8518.

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