Troopers Release Details In Fatal Pike Creek Motorcycle Crash

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle that occurred on Monday afternoon, according to Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said on September 5, 2022, at approximately 2:23 p.m., a black 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound on Limestone Road (Route 7). At this time, a blue 2018 Honda CRV was traveling northbound on Route 7 approaching Old Linden Hill Road. The Honda made a U-turn into the southbound lanes of Route 7 directly into the path of the Harley said Hatchell. The operator of the Harley attempted to avoid the collision by maneuvering from the right lane of travel to the right shoulder, but the Honda also entered the right shoulder intending to pull into Carousel Park. As a result, the Harley struck the right passenger mirror and front right quarter panel of the Honda. The Harley then struck a raised curb, and the operator was ejected from the motorcycle.

The 29-year-old operator of the Harley was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

The 71-year-old operator of the Honda and his passenger who were properly restrained and were not injured during this collision.

Route 7 southbound was closed at Greenwood Drive for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway cleared.

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