Motorcycle operator killed in Smyrna crash


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SMYRNA — A 59-year-old Dover motorcyclist was killed in a collision Thursday.

Delaware State Police said that, at approximately 1:12 p.m., a Jeep Cherokee was eastbound on Sweet Corn Lane and stopped for a stop sign at southbound South Dupont Boulevard. At the same time, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle was driving south on South Dupont Boulevard in the left lane, approaching Sweet Corn Lane.

An investigation revealed that the Cherokee pulled away from the stop sign to travel across South Dupont Boulevard and into the path of the motorcycle. As a result, the front of the motorcycle hit the driver’s side of the Cherokee, police said.

The driver of the SUV, a 69-year-old man, and his 69-year-old female passenger, both of Smyrna, were taken to an area hospital for minor injuries.

The motorcycle’s driver Lance Sieben was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for approximately three hours.

Police ask anyone with information to call Master Cpl. J. Lane at 302-698-8457, send a message via the state police Facebook page or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.

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