Rider Airlifted After Motorcycle Crash In Northern Delaware Succumbs To Injuries

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Wilmington area on Sunday morning, according to Sergeant India Sturgis.

Sturgis said on October 16, 2022, at approximately 11:45 a.m., an Aprilia motorcycle, operated by a 27-year-old Pennsylvania man was traveling southbound on Brandywine Creek Road from the area of Beaver Dam Road. As the motorcycle was traveling southbound, it entered a left curve. The motorcycle lost control and drifted off the west edge of the roadway. The motorcycle was unable to regain control and struck a large rock.

The operator of the motorcycle, who Sturgis said was wearing a helmet during the collision, was transported by helicopter to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

Brandywine Creek Road was closed between Beaver Dam Road and Ramsey Road for approximately 3 hours while the roadway was cleared, and the collision was investigated.

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