Rider Killed In Motorcycle Accident Near Dover Air Force Base Sunday

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Magnolia area this morning, according to Sergeant India Sturgis.

Sturgis said on September 18, 2022, at approximately 1:32 a.m., a Honda motorcycle was traveling northbound on Bay Road (SR 1) south of Trap Shooters in the left lane. A GMC SUV, operated by a 25-year-old female of Delaware, was traveling northbound ahead of the motorcycle in the right lane of Bay Road. The SUV changed lanes, moving from the right to the left, and established travel in the left lane. The motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed, and its front tire struck the rear bumper of the SUV said Sturgis.

The operator of the motorcycle, a 22-year-old Pennsylvania man was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin. The operator of the SUV was not injured during the collision. Alcohol or drug usage is not suspected as being a factor in the collision said Sturgis.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours while the collision was being investigated.

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