Police: Moped Rider Killed Saturday Night, Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Old Baltimore Pike Saturday night, according to Public Information Officer, Sergeant India Sturgis.

Sturgis said on May 14, 2022, at approximately 9:55 p.m., a 2019 Honda Ruckus, Moped, driven by a 40-year-old Newark man, was traveling eastbound on Old Baltimore Pike and was approaching the intersection at Aspen Drive. A 2009 Honda Accord, driven by a 37-year-old Charles Entzminge of Newark, was traveling westbound on Old Baltimore Pike and was also approaching the intersection at Aspen Drive.

The Honda Accord then entered the left turn lane and came to a complete stop before attempting to turn onto Aspen Drive. The Honda Accord then turned left and crossed into the path of the Honda Ruckus, according to Sturgis. The driver of the Ruckus laid the vehicle down on its right side, and it began to slide across the roadway. The Ruckus then collided with the right side of the Honda and came to rest at this location. The Honda Accord continued a short distance before coming to rest on Aspen Drive.

The operator of the Honda Ruckus was wearing a helmet and was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

Entzminger was properly restrained and did not report any injuries at the time of the collision said Sturgis. A preliminary state police investigation suggests alcohol was involved according to Sturgis.

He was charged with the following crimes:

Vehicular Homicide Second Degree (Felony)
Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol
Failure to Yield Right of Way
Failure to Have Required Insurance

He was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court # 11, where he was committed to Howard R Young Correctional Institute on a $6501 secured bond.

Old Baltimore Pike between Walther Road and Salem Church Road was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway was cleared.

Correction: Troopers reported earlier that Entzmingere was released on a $6501 secured bond. Court records show that he was taken into custody at Howard Young at 9:23 Sunday morning after this story was posted. Troopers did say why they originally said that he was released.

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