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Newark Man Killed In Middletown Motorcycle Crash Saturday

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Middletown – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is conducting an investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash on US-301 that occurred early last evening, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said the incident occurred around 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021, as a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle, being operated by a 57-year-old Newark man, was traveling northbound on US-301 in the right lane approaching the area of the Boyd’s Corner Road overpass. Due to unknown circumstances, the motorcycle left the roadway, struck a reflector post and an embankment before coming to rest in a retention pond.

The man was ejected from the motorcycle during the collision and was later transported to Christiana Hospital by Trooper 4 where he was pronounced deceased.

US-301 northbound, south of Boyds Corner Road, was completely shut down for approximately 4 hours while the collision was investigated and cleared.

The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Corporal Desiderio by calling 302-761-6677.

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