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UPDATE: Police release name of bicyclist killed in Laurel crash

LAUREL, Del. - Police say that they have released the name of a 52-year-old woman that was killed in a crash in Laurel on Saturday evening.

The woman has been identified as Mary Anne Wade of Laurel.

The crash remains under investigation by the Collision Reconstruction Unit.

According to Delaware State Police, at 9:19 p.m., last Saturday, Wade was riding a bicycle and was trying to travel in a westbound direction across the northbound lanes of US Route 13 (Sussex Highway) just north of SR 24 (Laurel Road.)

As Wade began to cross the roadway just south of the intersection, she reportedly went directly into the path of a motorcycle which was being operated by a 63-year-old Bridgeville man.

The front of the motorcycle then allegedly struck the bicyclist throwing her into the roadway just north of the intersection where she came to rest. The motorcycle along with the man slid off of the roadway and into the grass median where they both came to rest.

Wade who was wearing dark clothing and whose bike had no lights was pronounced dead at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. It's unclear if alcohol or drugs were a factor. The man was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

Investigators say that the traffic signal for northbound traffic on Sussex Highway was green at the time of the crash. The road was closed for about three hours.
 


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