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UPDATE: Dirt biker dies in Dagsboro crash; road closes for over three hours

DAGSBORO, Del. - A crash remains under investigation, after police say the driver of a dirt bike has died from injuries he sustained during the crash, in Dagsboro.

Delaware State Police investigators say on Tuesday, at 11:03 AM a 31-year-old Millsboro man was operating a 2008 Honda C.R.F. 450 dirt bike traveling northbound on the southbound shoulder of DuPont Boulevard, approaching a private driveway leaving the Del-One Federal Credit Unit.

A 1994 Buick Century being driven by a 46-year-old Frankford woman was leaving the Del One F.C.U parking lot, getting ready to merge into the southbound lanes. As the Buick was leaving, the Honda reportedly sped onto the shoulder.

In an effort to avoid the crash, the driver of the Honda reportedly tried to lay the bike down; however, it crashed into the right front side of the Buick on the shoulder. The driver of the Buick came to a controlled stop almost right away. The Honda was re-directed and came to rest off of the west side of the roadway.

The driver of the Honda came to a rest in the right lane of US 113. The driver of the Buick was wearing a seatbelt; she was taken from the scene and transported by EMS to Atlantic General Hospital where she was admitted with minor injuries.

The driver of the Honda was taken from the scene and transported by EMS to Beebe Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into the crash. South DuPont Boulevard, south of Molly Field Road, was closed for about three and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared. No charges have been filed at this time.

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Authorities are currently on the scene of a crash which resulted in an area road closure, in Dagsboro.

Delaware State Police say on Tuesday, just after 11:00 AM, a crash happened on DuPont Boulevard (US 113) southbound, in the area of Parker Lane, in Dagsboro. Troopers are currently on the scene of the incident. Authorities say injuries have been reported, but the exact number and extent of the injuries are unknown at this time.

According to DSP, US 113 southbound lanes have been completely shut down in the area of Parker Lane.

Commuters should expect delays in the area and find alternate routes of travel. For more information about road openings and updates, see DelDOT.


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