UPDATED: Frankford Bicycle Rider Dies after Struck by SUV Friday Night


UPDATED 9/22/19 8am – Delaware State Police have released the name of the man struck Friday night on Route 113 in Frankford. He is 62 year old Tony Townsend of Seaford. The investigation into the crash is continuing.


A 62 year old Frankford man is dead after he was struck on his bicycle just before 9pm on Route 113 northbound near Hickory Street.  Police say the bicycle was not equipped with lights and the rider was wearing dark clothing when the bicycle was struck from behind by an Escape driven by a 24 year old man from Seaford.  The cyclist was thrown from the bicycle and taken to Beebe Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.  The driver of the Escape was properly restrained and not injured.