Delaware State Police investigate fatal motorcycle collision – Delaware State Police

Date posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred Monday night on Christiana Road (Hwy 273) in New Castle.

On July 12, 2022, at approximately 8:39 p.m., a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was traveling westbound on Route 273 at the intersection of Prangs Lane. The Chrysler was in the left turn lane and was attempting to turn left onto Prangs Lane. At this time, a 2020 Kawasaki Zx6 motorcycle was traveling eastbound off Highway 273 in the left lane approaching Prangs Lane at high speed. The Chrysler began its left turn for Prangs Lane through the eastbound lanes of Route 273 and into the path of the motorcycle. As a result, Kawasaki’s front end struck the right side of the Chrysler.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 36-year-old man from Newark, DE, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Victim identification is pending notification of next of kin.

The Chrysler operator, a 47-year-old woman from New Castle, was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. The front seat passenger, a 69-year-old woman from Sun City, Florida, was pronounced dead at the scene. The rear passenger, a 16-year-old woman from New Castle, was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. The identification of the two victims is pending notification to the next of kin.

Route 273 was closed in both directions for approximately 4 hours while the accident was investigated and the road surface was cleared.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate this fatal collision. Anyone who witnessed this collision is asked to contact Cpl/3 Forester at 302.365.8485. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to Delaware State Police or by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the Internet at

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness to a crime or has lost a loved one to sudden death and needs help, the Police Victim Services Unit State of Delaware/Delaware Victim Support Center is available to provide support and resources around the clock through a toll-free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You can also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected]

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