New Castle– The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred sometime between the evening hours of Sunday, June 21, and the afternoon hours of Monday, June 22, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Heather Pepper.
Pepper said the 2011 Harley Davison Motorcycle operated by a 53-year-old Pennsylvania man was traveling westbound on Bear Road east of Fantain Court, New Castle. For an unknown reason, the operator failed to maintain within the single westbound lane, crossed the double yellow lines, across the single eastbound lane and onto the shoulder. Once off the roadway, the motorcycle struck a road sign before it entered into a wooded area. The operator was ejected from the motorcycle before it came to rest in the wooded area.
Bear Road between Fantail Court and the entrance to northbound State Route 1 was closed for approximately 2-hours as the Collision Reconstruction Unit processed the crash scene.
This crash remains under investigation. If you witnessed this crash or have any information in regards to this investigation, please contact the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-834-2620.