Troopers Identify Three Killed In New Castle Accident Monday Night

Delaware State Police have identified the victims who died during a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on July 11, 2022 in the New Castle area as a, 16-year-old girl, of New Castle,  Beverly Weaver, 69, of Sun City, Florida; and Dennis Smith, 36, of Newark, Delaware.

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Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred Monday night on Christiana Road (Route 273) in New Castle, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said on July 11, 2022, at approximately 8:39 p.m., a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was traveling westbound on Route 273 at the intersection of Prangs Lane. The Chrysler was in the left turn lane attempting to make a left turn onto Prangs Lane. At this time, a 2020 Kawasaki Zx6 motorcycle was traveling eastbound of Route 273 in the left lane approaching Prangs Lane at a high rate of speed said Hatchell. The Chrysler began its left turn for Prangs Lane across the eastbound lanes of Route 273 and into the path of the motorcycle. As a result, the front of Kawasaki struck right side of the Chrysler.

The operator of the motorcycle a 26-year-old male from Newark, DE was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

The operator of the Chrysler, a 47-year-old female of New Castle, was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The front seat passenger a 69-year-old female from Sun City, FL was pronounced deceased at the scene. The rear seat passenger a 16-year-old female of New Castle was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Identification of both victims is pending notification to the next of kin.

Route 273 was closed in both directions for approximately 4 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway cleared.

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