Laurel Firefighter Dead After Motorcycle Crash In Georgetown


A member of the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department is dead after a fatal motorcycle crash west of Georgetown. 62-year-old Howard Schweitzer was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle on East Trap Pond Road just after 11 a.m. Thursday, when an oncoming 2004 Ford Explorer driven by Yajira Quintana-Tinoco failed to stop at the intersection. Schweitzer wasn’t able to avoid the Explorer, and he collided head on with the side of truck. He was thrown from his bike and pronounced dead at the scene. Qunitana-Tinoco and the two juveniles in the truck were uninjured. At this time, drugs are alcohol don’t appear to be a factor on either driver. The investigation continues for the Delaware State Police.