Update: DSP Investigating Fatal Crash East of Delmar


(Updated story)

A 46-year-old Bridgeville man who was driving a motorcycle has died following a collision with a pick-up truck east of Delmar.

According to Delaware State Police, the driver of the pick-up truck, a 70-year-old Delmar man, started to make a left turn into the path of the motorcyclist on Pepperbox Road near Elliott’s Lane Sunday afternoon. The motorcyclist laid down the motorcycle as he tried to avoid a collision, but he slid into the right side of the truck.

The motorcycle driver died at the scene. The driver of the pick-up truck was not hurt. State Police said the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, and the driver was properly restrained.

A portion of Pepperbox Road was closed for about three hours because of the accident and investigation. The Collision Reconstruction Unit at Troop 7 is investigating the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at 302-698-8451or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

(original story)

Delaware State Police are on the scene of a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 4:25 p.m., today, July 11, 2021, on Pepperbox Road near Elliotts Lane, east of Delmar, DE.

As a result of the crash, Pepperbox Road between Line Road and Baker Road is closed. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel. The road closure is anticipated to be lengthy, with no estimated time for a re-opening. Emergency personnel from Delmar responded along with Sussex County Paramedics.

For updated road closure information and traffic conditions log on to: http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories

The investigation is in the early stages with further details being released as they become available.