Troopers Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on I-95 Involving Motorcyle – Newark

Newark– Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle that occurred at approximately 4:31 p.m., Sunday, October 18, 2020, on Interstate 95.

The initial investigation has determined a Honda CBR 600 operated by a 30 year-old female from Odenton, MD, was traveling southbound on Interstate 95 in the left lane. A 2009 Ford Flex was traveling in the right center lane of the four southbound lanes approaching the Chapman Road overpass. The Flex merged into the left lane of travel and into the path of motorcycle. The operator of the motorcycle attempted to avoid the collision, but struck the left side of the Ford Flex. Subsequently, the operator of the Honda motorcycle was ejected.

The operator of the Honda was transported to Christiana Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Her name is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Ford, a 29 year-old female from Woodbury, NJ who was properly restrained was not injured as a result of the crash.

Interstate 95 southbound was limited to the right most lane of travel for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information regarding the crash should contact Det. Breen of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8486.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of 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 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at [email protected]

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell

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