Troopers Identify Bicyclist Killed On Route 40 Saturday Night

On September 2, 2023, at approximately 9:02 p.m., a gray 2018 BMW M760 was traveling in the right eastbound lane on Pulaski Highway approaching the intersection with Wilton Boulevard.

A bicyclist was traveling southbound from Wilton Boulevard approaching the intersection with Pulaski Highway.

Officials said the bicyclist was struck by the BMW when he entered the intersection into the BMW’s path against the red traffic signal for southbound Wilton Boulevard. The bicyclist was ejected from the bicycle and came to rest approximately 50 feet southeast of the intersection.

The bicyclist, Michael Johnson, 56, of Wilmington, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the BMW, a 30-year-old man from New Castle, Delaware, was not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

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