Rider Succumbs To Injuries Suffered In Monday Crash

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle that occurred in the Felton area on Monday evening, according to Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said on August 29, 2022, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a blue 2008 Suzuki sport-style motorcycle was traveling westbound on Burnite Mill Road approaching the intersection with Berrytown Road. The operator of the motorcycle crossed the double-yellow line on Burnite Mill Road to pass another vehicle that was traveling westbound in front of him. After passing this vehicle, the motorcyclist moved back into the westbound lane of travel. However, in doing so the operator lost control of the motorcycle and exited the northern edge of the roadway, according to DeMalto. The motorcycle then struck several trees, which led to the operator sustaining critical injuries.

The rider, a 28-year-old Ridgely, Maryland man, was transported from the scene to an area hospital. DeMalto said he succumbed to his injuries earlier this morning. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

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