State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in New Castle

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred last night in New Castle that left one man dead.

On April 4, 2024, at approximately 8:03 p.m., a black Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound on South Dupont Highway from Frenchtown Road in the middle right lane at an apparent high rate of speed with no lights on. At the same time, a gray 2018 Mazda 3 was turning from the northbound lanes of S. Dupont Highway into the private parking lot of the Wawa located at 117 S. Dupont Highway. As the Mazda was crossing the 4 southbound lanes of travel for S. Dupont Highway, it was struck on the right side by the Harley Davidson. As a result, the motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest in the right lane.

The motorcyclist, a 33-year-old man from New Castle, Delaware, was transported to an area hospital, where he died. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

The operator of the Mazda, a 16-year-old female from New Castle, Delaware, was not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3.5 hours while the investigators examined the scene and cleared the roadway.


The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Corporal P. McAndrew by calling (302) 365-8486. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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 need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at

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