Troopers Identify Dirt Bike Rider And 5-Year-Old Killed In New Castle Saturday

Delaware State Police have identified the adult victims who died during a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on June 4, 2022, in the New Castle area as Warren Harmon Sr., 31, and his 5-year-old son, both of New Castle, DE.

The child was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on June 5, 2022.

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Delaware State Police are conducting a fatal crash involving an off-highway vehicle that occurred Saturday night, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said on June 4, 2022, at approximately 9:11 p.m., a dirt bike was traveling southbound on New Castle Avenue passing the intersection with Halcyon Drive. The 31-year-old operator of the dirt bike from New Castle had a 5-year-old boy seated on the front of the dirt bike between himself and the handlebars.

At this time, a Volkswagen Golf was in the northbound left turn lane of New Castle Avenue, turning onto Halcyon Drive. As the Volkswagen crossed New Castle Ave, the dirt bike struck the front of the Golf. Both occupants on dirt bike were ejected.

The 31-year-old operator of the dirt bike was pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin. The 5-year-old passenger was transported to AI Dupont Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

Hatchell said the unregistered dirt bike did not have any lighting equipment.

Southbound lanes of New Castle Ave were closed for approximately 4.5 hours while the investigation was completed, and the roadway was cleared.

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