Bicyclist killed in Camden Wyoming after being struck, dragged short distance


CAMDEN-WYOMING, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal bicycle accident that happened Saturday morning.

Police say around 8:23 a.m., a 2012 gray GMC Sierra was traveling southbound on Apple Grove School Road towards Allabands Mill Road. At the same time, the victim, identified as 51-year-old Larry Yarbray, was biking northbound on Apple Grove School Road from Allabands Mill Road, according to police.

Yarbray was riding in two rows within a large pack of bicycles, police say. He was on the inside, closest to the solid yellow line, according to police. Police say Yarbray in front of him began to slow, but he did not see it, and ran into its rear wheel. He lost control of the bike, and swerved into the southbound lane, according to police.

Police say just as he entered the travel lane, the GMC was approaching the pack of bicyclists. Yarbray was unable to avoid the crash, and police say the front left of the GMC hit the bicyclist near the center of the southbound lane. The GMC went over Yarbray, and it came to a stop on the shoulder, police say.

Yarbray was seriously injured, according to police. Police say he was taken by ambulance to Bayhealth Kent Campus, where he was later pronounced dead. The 23-year-old driver of the GMC was not hurt, according to police.

Apple Grove School Road was closed for about three and a half hours while the scene was investigated and cleared. The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Wheatley of Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-698-8518. Information can also be provided by messaging Delaware State Police on Facebook, or calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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