UPDATE: Motorcyclist Killed In Kent Co. Crash


UPDATE – 05/22/21 9:15am – Delaware State Police have released the name of the man who died in a motorcycle crash Thursday evening near Harrington. Police say a Yamaha operated by 22 year old William Thompson of Camden was southbound on South DuPont Highway approaching State Fair Boulevard at a high rate of speed. The driver of a Buick Encore, an 81 year old Dover woman, didn’t see the motorcycle and began to cross the southbound lanes into the path of the motorcycle. Police say Thompson was ejected from the motorcycle – and the Buick rotated nearly 180 degrees. The driver of the Buick was flown to Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Thompson was taken to a nearby hospital where he died.


A Camden man has died following a motorcycle accident on South DuPont Highway near State Fair Boulevard in Harrington.

Delaware State Police said the motorcyclist was traveling southbound late Thursday afternoon. An 81-year-old Dover woman at a stop sign entered the median crossover to head north, and the motorcycle struck her car.

The 22-year-old Camden man who was driving the motorcycle died in a local hospital. His name has not been released. The woman was flown to Christiana Hospital where she was treated and released.

State Police said because of the motorcyclist’s ‘extreme rate of speed,’ the other driver was unable to perceive how fast it was going and pulled into traffic.

Police are still investigating the accident, and anyone with information is asked to contact Delaware State Police at 302-697-4454 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.