21-Year-Old Killed in New Castle Motorcycle Crash

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NEW CASTLE, DE (PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT) – Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred Wednesday night on DuPont Highway (Route 13) in New Castle.

On June 8, 2022, at approximately 8:14 p.m., a 1999 black Honda FLHXS was traveling northbound Route 13 in the middle-left lane approaching 1st Ave in area of Hooters. At this time, a white 2011 Kawasaki Vortex was exiting from the Hooters parking lot. The Kawasaki was attempting to cross the northbound lanes of Route 13 to enter the left turn lane and make a U-Turn for southbound Route 13. The Kawasaki crossed directly into the path of Honda for a point of impact in the middle-left lane.

The Honda came to a final rest in the left lane.  The operator of the Honda, a 39-year-old male of New Castle, was ejected from the motorcycle and came to a rest in the left lane. The operator was transported to an area hospital where he was later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on June 9, 2022. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next of kin.

The Kawasaki came to a final rest in the middle-left lane and the operator, a 21-year-old male of Dover, was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest in the middle left lane. The operator was transported to an area hospital for serious injuries.

Northbound Route 13 was closed for approximately 2 hours while the crash was investigated, and the roadway cleared.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are continuing to investigate this fatal collision. Anyone who witnessed this collision is asked to contact Cpl/3 Forester at 302.365.8485. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at DSP_VictimServicesMail@delaware.gov

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell

Released: 061022 0910

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