Dover Police Identify Bicyclist Struck And Killed Tuesday

The Dover Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that left a 36-year-old Mauricio Correa, of Dover, dead and a 37-year-old Dover man injured Tuesday evening according to Master Corporal Ryan Schmid. 

Schmid said at approximately 6:45 p.m., Dover Police received a call for a crash involving two bicyclists and a vehicle at the intersection of South DuPont Highway and Webbs Lane. Officers responded to the area and located the 36-year-old victim in the roadway suffering injuries from the collision. Officers attempted to render aid, however, he was later pronounced dead at the scene. 

The investigation showed that a 2013 Toyota Camry being operated by a 22-year-old male from Maryland was traveling southbound on South DuPont Highway approaching the intersection of Webbs Lane. The traffic light at this intersection had turned red and the vehicle failed to stop for the red light said Schmid.

At the same time, for unknown reasons, the 36-year-old victim was falling off his bicycle in the middle of South DuPont Highway south of the intersection. The vehicle swerved in an attempt to avoid striking the victim however he could not stop in time to avoid the collision. The vehicle began to slow down and pull to the left side of the roadway, where the 37-year-old man was standing on his bicycle in the median, and struck him in the rear tire, ejecting him from the bike. The 37-year-old man was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening inquires.

The Dover Police Department is still evaluating the facts of this case and requests that anyone with information contact Dover Police Department at (302) 736- 7130.

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