State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Stanton

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

On March 13, 2024, at approximately 3:58 p.m., a white 2024 GMC Sierra that was pulling an empty EBY horse trailer, was traveling southbound on Limestone Road, approaching the intersection with Tarry Lane. Once at the intersection, the GMC came to a stop in the left turn lane. When the traffic signal indicated a green left arrow, the GMC entered the intersection and proceeded to make a U-turn. At the same time, a gray 2004 Yamaha YZF R1S sportbike was approaching the intersection as it was traveling northbound on Limestone Road at a high rate of speed. As a result, the front of the Yamaha struck the right side of the GMC’s horse trailer while it was making the U-turn in the intersection.

The motorcyclist, a 24-year-old man from Claymont, Delaware, who had been wearing a DOT approved helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified.

The operator of the GMC, a 60-year-old man from Wilmington, Delaware, was not injured.

The roadway was closed for approximately 4 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 Senior Corporal M. Calio by calling (302) 365-8483. 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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