State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Smyrna

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred yesterday afternoon in Smyrna that left one man dead.

On July 2, 2024, at approximately 2:02 p.m., a 2017 Toyota Camry was traveling in the left turn lane on Dupont Parkway northbound at the intersection with the entrance ramp to DE State Route 1 northbound. At the same time, a 2002 Yamaha YZFR1 motorcycle was traveling in the left lane on Dupont Parkway southbound approaching the same intersection. The preliminary investigation revealed the Toyota made a left turn towards the ramp for DE SR 1 northbound at the same time the Yamaha entered the intersection. As a result, the front of the Toyota struck the front of the Yamaha, which caused the motorcyclist to be ejected.

The operator of the Yamaha, a 54-year-old man from Dover, Delaware, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

The driver of the Toyota, a 26-year-old woman from Bear, Delaware, was not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.




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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