Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash


The Delaware State Police continues to investigate a Rehoboth Beach area crash that occurred earlier this month after 81-year-old Richard Bland of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, died on September 19, 2023, from injuries sustained in the crash.

On September 2, 2023, at approximately 5:42 p.m., a silver 2010 Honda Cruiser was traveling in the left northbound lane of Coastal Highway just north of Camelot Drive. A black 2018 Jeep Cherokee was stopped in traffic in the left lane directly in front of the Honda. For unknown reasons, the Honda failed to stop and struck the rear of the Jeep. As a result of the impact, the operator of the Honda was partially ejected and came to rest in the middle of the left lane.

The operator of the Honda, identified as Richard Bland, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, where he was admitted for critical injuries. On September 19, 2023, he died from injuries sustained in the crash. The operator of the Jeep, a 55-year-old man from Randolph, New Jersey, was not injured.

Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this incident. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Master Corporal K. Argo by calling 302-703-3264. 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.

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