Fatal motorcycle crash under investigation in Dover

DOVER, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating a crash involving a motorcycle that claimed the life of one early Tuesday morning.

According to police, at around 6 a.m. an Augusta Sport motorcycle was traveling southbound on DuPont Highway, south of Messina Hill Road. The driver of the motorcycle lost control while passing a Ford Excursion on the left and was subsequently ejected from the motorcycle, landing in the left travel lane. Police say a Ford Explorer then hit the motorcycle driver.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 24-year-old Dover man, was taken to Christiana Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. His name is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Excursion, a 25-year-old female from Dover, and the driver of the Explorer, a 24-year-old female from Smyrna both remained on scene. Neither were injured.

The crash remains under investigation, and police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Cpl/3 Joseph Lane at 302-698-8457.

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