Two people killed in separate collisions

SEAFORD — A 56-year-old Greenwood man was killed Friday night after he was struck by a pickup truck on Sussex Highway, directly across from the Rommel Harley-Davidson dealership, according to Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, a spokesman for the Delaware State Police.

Police said the incident took place at about 9:52 p.m. Friday when a 2016 Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling northbound on Sussex Highway just north of Tharp Road in the right lane.

The bicyclist was traveling northbound on the northbound shoulder, just off the edge of the right travel lane.

A police investigation said it appears that the truck drifted onto the shoulder and impacted the rear of the bicycle, which caused the bicyclist to project forward and come to a final rest on the northbound shoulder.

The driver of the Dodge Ram, a 29-year-old man from Georgetown, was wearing his seat belt and was not injured. Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet. He was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford where he was pronounced dead.

Police said impairment on the bicyclist’s behalf is unknown at this time. Identification of the cyclist is pending notification of next of kin.

The roadway was closed for around three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Millsboro woman dies in single-car crash

MILLSBORO — A 32-year-old woman from Millsboro was killed in a single-vehicle crash that took place Saturday morning in Millsboro, according to the Delaware State Police.

Police said the crash took place at about 6:35 a.m. on Saturday as a 2003 Chevrolet Trail Blazer was traveling northbound on Mount Joy Road, just north of Cordrey Road, and failed to negotiate a moderate right curve due to unsafe speed and left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was taken to the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes where she was pronounced dead.

Police said impairment by the driver is undetermined at this time. Identification of the victim is pending notification of next of kin.

Mount Joy Road was closed for around three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

 

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