Troopers Update Fatal Friday Morning Motorcycle Accident

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred early this morning.

On October 15, 2021, at approximately 12:40 a.m., a 2011 Yamaha FZ8 motorcycle operated by a 27-year-old Pennsylvania man was traveling southbound on Interstate 95 in the single southbound lane of travel and was approaching its interchange with Route 141.

Due to active road construction in the area, Interstate 95 southbound traffic was restricted to the left-most lane of travel. The Yamaha was traveling at a high rate of speed as it passed a vehicle on the left shoulder, according to police. The Yamaha then reentered the southbound lane and proceeded to travel past another vehicle on the right. At that point, the operator of the Yamaha lost control and struck the guardrail which separates Interstate 95 southbound from I-295 southbound, according to police. The operator was ejected from the motorcycle and struck two additional guardrail posts. The Yamaha came to rest within the lane of travel inside the construction area.

The 27-year-old operator of the Yamaha was pronounced deceased at the scene. His identification is pending notification to the next of kin officials said.

The Yamaha motorcycle was a reported stolen vehicle by New Castle County Police on August 23, 2021, police said Friday.

Interstate 95 southbound was closed for approximately 3 hours while the collision was investigated, and the roadway cleared.

Breaking Report

Just before 12:40 Friday morning rescue crews from the Minquas and Minquadale Fire Companies along with New Castle County Paramedics were dispatched to I-95 SB in the area of Route 141 motor vehicle accident.

While en route crews learned that the accident involved a motorcycle and that the rider was seriously injured. Shortly after the arrival of the medics, the patient was pronounced at the scene.

This is a developing story.