State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash Near Middletown

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle near Middletown yesterday.

On April 28, 2024, at approximately 2:20 p.m., a Ford F-250 was stopped in the left turn lane on Warwick Road eastbound, waiting to merge onto the ramp for Delaware 301 northbound. At the same time, a Honda CBR motorcycle was driving eastbound in the right lane on Warwick Road. The investigation revealed that the driver of the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed, made abrupt lane changes and entered the left turn lane. As a result, the motorcycle hit the back of the F-250.

The driver of the F-250, a 24-year-old man from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, was not hurt. Two passengers in the F-250, a 25-year-old man and a 41-year-old man from Malvern, Pennsylvania, were not hurt. The driver of the motorcycle, a 61-year-old man from New Castle, Delaware, was taken to an area hospital where he died.  His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

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

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this crash to contact Sergeant J. Jefferson by calling (302) 365-8484. 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 you 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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