Police investigate fatal motorcycle crash near Milton

A Lewes man has died following a serious motorcycle crash near Milton.

According to Delaware State Police, the crash occurred around 7:30 a.m., when a 2002 Jeep Cherokee SUV, driven by a 52-year-old Georgetown woman, was stopped at a stop sign on northbound Cool Spring Road at Stockley Road.

A 2012 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Electro Glide motorcycle, operated by a 52-year-old Lewes area man, was traveling westbound on Stockley Road, approaching the intersection with Cool Spring Road.

Westbound Stockley Road at this intersection is a throughway, and traffic is not required to stop, police emphasized.

The driver of the Cherokee failed to remain stopped and proceeded through the intersection directly into the path of the Harley Davidson. As a result, the motorcycle collided with the Cherokee’s passenger side.

The motorcycle came to rest within the intersection and the Cherokee came to a controlled stop north of the intersection.

The driver of the Cherokee was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, where she was treated and released.

The operator of the Harley Davidson was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

The crash remains under investigation.

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