One dead following Sunday afternoon motorcycle crash

1280 Dover Fatal Motorcycle

DOVER, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that happened Sunday afternoon in Dover.

The incident happened at around 3:15 p.m., at the intersection of Bayside Drive and Dyke Branch Road. It was learned through initial investigation that a 1992 Harley Davidson FLF motorcycle, driven by a 49-year-old Wilmington man, was traveling northbound on Bayside Drive toward Dyke Branch Road. A 2013 Ford Edge that was being driven by a 47-year-old Dover woman was traveling northbound on Bayside Drive in front of the motorcycle, preparing to make a left turn onto Dyke Branch Road. As the Ford began to turn left, the motorcycle tried to pass the vehicle in a no-passing zone on the left side.

The driver of the motorcycle tried to avoid colliding with the Ford, but ultimately hit the front fender of the Ford, resulting in the driver being ejected from the motorcycle. The motorcycle and the operator eventually came to rest in the ditch north of the collision scene, while the Ford came to rest in the approximate location of the collision.

The operator of the motorcycle, identified as 49-year-old David Morse, was taken to a nearby hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the Ford was treated on scene and released.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact the Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-697-4454 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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