Rider Killed In Motorcycle Accident South Of Dover Tuesday

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Dover area on Tuesday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said on May 10, 2022, at approximately 3:14 p.m., a 2004 Yamaha R6L motorcycle was traveling westbound on Sorghum Mill Road approaching the intersection at Carolina Avenue. During this time, the motorcycle veered towards its left for unknown reasons, crossing into the opposing lane of travel and exiting the southern edge of the roadway according to DeMalto. The motorcycle continued its path of travel until it struck a series of pine trees off of the roadway and came to rest at this location.

The operator of the Yamaha, a 32-year-old Camden-Wyoming man was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. He was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next-of-kin.

No other vehicles were involved in this incident, and no other injuries were reported. Sorghum Mill Road remained closed for approximately two hours while the investigation was being conducted.