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Dover Man Killed In Tragic Motorcycle Accident Wednesday

Delaware State Police are conducting a fatal crash involving an off-highway vehicle that occurred Wednesday night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on February 24, 2021, at approximately 9:08 p.m., a Honda CRF-450 Dirt Bike operated by a 33-year-old male of Dover, was traveling northbound on Peachtree Run approaching the intersection of Vanessa Drive. A silver 2011 Hyundai Sonata operated by a 21-year-old male of Dover was traveling southbound on Peachtree Run, approaching Vanessa Drive and preparing to make a left turn onto Vanessa Drive. The Hyundai proceeded to make the left turn onto Vanessa Drive and the right quarter panel was struck by the front of the dirt bike, said Pepper.

The Honda CRF-450 Dirt Bike is an off-highway vehicle and is not street legal. It was not equipped with any lighting source (headlights, taillights, or reflective material), said Pepper.

The Hyundai came to stop shortly after the collision at the entrance to Vanessa Drive and remained on scene. The operator was not injured during the collision.

The operator of the Honda was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Identification of the victim is pending notification to next of kin.

The Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating this collision. Anyone with information regarding the collision should contact Cpl/3 J. Lane by calling 302-697-4454.

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