Troopers identify New Castle Man Killed In River Road Motorcycle Crash

Delaware State Police have identified the individual who died in a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred on River Road (Route 9) in the area of Saienni Boulevard on May 26, 2021, as 54-year-old James Stroup Jr., of New Castle, DE.

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New Castle – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is conducting an investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash on River Road (Route 9) that occurred last evening, according to Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said the incident occurred at approximately 5:14 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, as a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle, being operated by a 54-year-old male of New Castle, Delaware, was traveling southbound Route 9. At this time, a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox was traveling northbound Route 9 north of Saienni Boulevard. Due to unknown circumstances, the Harley Davidson traveled over the center double yellow lines and into the northbound lane, according to Hatchell. The Harley Davidson struck the front of the Equinox, which caused the operator to be ejected from the motorcycle.

The 54-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

Route 9 was closed between Llangollen Boulevard and Saienni Boulevard for approximately 4 hours while the collision was investigated, and the scene was cleared.

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