UPDATE: Crash claims life of bicyclist in Harrington

1/18 UPDATE: Delaware State Police have identified the bicyclist who died in this crash as 65-year-old Michael Smith.

The crash remains under investigation.


HARRINGTON, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a bicyclist in Harrington.

At around 5:40 p.m. Monday, troopers say a 2009 Honda Element was stopped at the stop sign on westbound Corn Crib Road at the intersection with northbound Route 13. At the same time, police say a 65-year-old man was riding his bicycle southbound on the northbound shoulder of Route 13 at this intersection. The driver of the Honda reportedly pulled away from the stop sign to cross the northbound lanes of Route 13, at which point the driver hit the bicyclist in the shoulder of the roadway. The man on the bicycle was propelled into the right northbound lane of Route 13, and the Honda stopped in the median. The bicyclist was then hit a second time by a 2017 Ford F-250 that was traveling northbound on Route 13 in the right lane. The pickup truck allegedly dragged the victim a short distance before coming to a stop on the shoulder.

The bicyclist, a 65-year-old Harrington man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identification is pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Honda, a 30-year-old Houston, Delaware man, was not injured. The driver of the Ford F-250, a 65-year-old Dover man, was also not injured.

No other vehicles were involved.

This crash remains under investigation. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact Master Corporal J. Lane at 302-698-8457 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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