Clayton man dies in motorcycle crash

Delaware State News
Posted 10/9/21

CAMDEN — A 57-year-old Clayton man died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash, Delaware State Police said. The crash occurred at 4:39 p.m. Friday, police said.

Police said the man …

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Clayton man dies in motorcycle crash

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CAMDEN — A 57-year-old Clayton man died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash, Delaware State Police said.
The crash occurred at 4:39 p.m. Friday, police said.

Police said the man was driving a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on U.S. 13 approaching Old North Road. A gray 2019 Jeep Cherokee was stopped in the left turn lane of northbound U.S. 13, preparing to turn westbound onto Old North Road.

When the traffic light turned green, the Jeep began to turn left toward Old North Road, police said. Traffic on U.S. 13 was stopped for the southbound red signal. As the Jeep was proceeding to make the left turn, police said the motorcycle entered the left shoulder of U.S. 13, passing several stopped cars.

According to police, the Harley failed to stop at the red light and entered the intersection. As the Jeep entered the intersection, the front of the Jeep struck the front of the Harley.

After impact, the Harley’s driver was thrown from the motorcycle in a southwesterly direction, police said. The man was transported to Bayhealth Hospital Kent Campus, where he later died from his injuries. His identification was withheld Saturday pending notification of next of kin.

The 51-year-old Jeep driver was not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately three hours while the collision was investigated and the roadway cleared.

This collision remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding the crash may contact Master Cpl. William Booth by calling 302-697-4454.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit director at Debra.Reed@delaware.gov.