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DE State Police investigating fatal weekend motorcycle crashes

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A pair of weekend motorcycle accidents have left two people dead.

On Friday, October 15, 2021, at approximately 7:26 a.m., a 2002 Jeep Cherokee SUV driven by a 52-year-old Georgetown woman was stopped at the stop sign on northbound Cool Spring Road at Stockley Road. A 2012 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Electro Glide motorcycle, operated by a 52-year-old Lewes area man, was traveling westbound on Stockley Road, approaching the intersection with Cool Spring Road. Westbound Stockley Road at this intersection is a throughway, and traffic is not required to stop. The driver of the Cherokee failed to remain stopped and proceeded through the intersection into the path of the Harley Davidson.

As a result, the motorcycle collided with the Cherokee’s passenger side. The motorcycle came to rest within the intersection, and the Cherokee came to a controlled stop north of the intersection.  The driver of the Cherokee was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, where she was treated and released.

The operator of the Harley Davidson was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Delaware State Police have identified the motorcyclist who died in the collision as Darin E. Frye, 52, of Lewes, Delaware.


The second fatal collision occurred around 3:21 p.m., Friday October 15, 2021, as a 2005 Honda Accord operated by 32-year-old Dover man was traveling westbound on Forrest Avenue (SR8) preparing to turn left onto Nault Road. A 2007 Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle operated by a 25-year-old Henderson, Maryland man was traveling eastbound on SR8 approaching Nault Road.

The Honda Accord began to make the left turn directly into the path of the motorcycle. In an attempt to avoid a collision, the motorcyclist applied the brakes and laid the motorcycle down on its side before both the rider and the motorcycle struck the right side of the car. The force of the impact caused the Accord to rotate clockwise, coming to a stop in the southbound lane of Nault Road.

The Suzuki motorcycle continued to slide in an easterly direction coming to rest near the double yellow centerline of Forrest Avenue.  The 32-year-old driver of the Accord was properly restrained and was uninjured in the collision.

The 25-year-old motorcyclist was transported from the scene by EMS to Bayhealth Kent General where he was pronounced dead.

Delaware State Police have identified the motorcyclist who died as Corey Mayes, 25, of Henderson, Maryland.

Both fatal crashes remain under investigation.

 

Source: DE State Police Newsroom

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