UPDATED: Scooter Rider Dies after Early Morning Crash in Lewes

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UPDATED 10/19/19 -9am – Delaware State Police have released the name of the scooter operator. He was 56 year old Dale Carter of Lewes.

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A crash Friday morning just before 7am has left a 56 year old Lewes man dead.  Delaware State Police say the scooter was westbound on Kings Highway near Clay Road where the driver of a box truck slowed but failed to stop at the stop sign and drove into the path of the scooter.  The scooter operator swerved to avoid the truck but was unable to and they collided.  The scooter operator was taken to Beebe Medical Center where he died.  The driver of the truck was properly restrained and not injured.  The crash is still under investigation.