Man dies after crash involving bicyclist

LAUREL, Del. - Police say that they are continuing to investigate a fatal crash of a bicyclist that happened on Wednesday morning, east of Laurel.

Investigators say that at 7:28 a.m., a dump truck being driven by a Delmar man was traveling northbound on Whaley's Road just south of Wooten Road. The bicyclist, a 59-year-old Laurel man, was riding on a mountain style bicycle northbound on Whaley's Road just ahead of the dump truck.

The driver of the truck reportedly did not see the cyclist and struck the back of the bicycle with the truck's right front bumper. The dump truck then came to a controlled stop just north of the crash. The bicyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His name is being withheld until his family is notified. The driver of the dump truck was uninjured in the crash. The investigation by police regarding the cause of the crash is ongoing, and charges have not yet been filed.

Police say speed and alcohol are not factors. Both Wooten Road and Whaley's Road were closed in the area of the crash for about three hours as the collision was being investigated and cleared.

Police are continuing their investigation into the incident. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information on the crash is asked to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-703-3269. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "D.S.P."

Police say, if you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need help, 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. (1800 842-8461). 



Police say that they are investigating a fatal vehicle crash that happened on Wednesday morning in Laurel.

Investigators say that a crash happened at 7:30 a.m on Wednesday morning on Whaleys Road south of Wooten Road east of Laurel. The crash involves a six wheel dump truck and a bicyclist.

As a result of the crash, police say, one person has been pronounced dead. Both Wooten Road and Whaleys Road is currently closed in the area of the crash. Drivers are asked to use caution and find other routes of travel.

The investigation into the crash by Delaware State Police is in its initial stages. More information will come out when the investigation is complete.

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