Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred in the New Castle area during the month of April.
Officials said on April 20, 2023, at approximately 3:50 p.m., a Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling in the right lane of North Dupont Highway just north of School Lane. A Volkswagen Jetta was traveling north of School Lane on South Dupont Highway and had entered the crossover between the northbound and southbound lanes of Dupont Highway. The Jetta attempted to make a U-turn and crossed into the northbound travel lanes, causing its right rear side to collide with the front of the motorcycle police said.
The driver of the Jetta, a 24-year-old man from Chichester, Pennsylvania, and his passenger, a 45-year-old man from Middletown, Delaware, were not injured during the collision. The driver of the motorcycle, a 71-year-old man from Bear, Delaware, and his passenger, a 65-year-old woman, identified as Terry Thompson of Bear, were transported to an area hospital following the collision. They were later discharged from the hospital. On May 8, 2023, Thompson died from injuries sustained during the collision police said.