Delaware State Police said the collision happened Saturday at about 3:50 p.m., on Old Baltimore Pike when a car turned left in the path of an oncoming motorcycle.

A Middletown man was involved in a collision in which a Newark man died Saturday afternoon in Newark.

Delaware State Police said the collision happened at about 3:50 p.m., as a 38-year-old Middletown man was driving a 1994 Honda Accord east on Old Baltimore Pike, preparing to make a left hand turn onto Albe Drive.

As the driver attempted to turn left on a solid green traffic signal, he entered into the path of a 2008 Kawasaki ZOE motorcycle driven by a 24-year-old Newark man traveling west on Old Baltimore Pike, also on a solid green traffic signal, police said.

The front of the motorcycle struck the back passenger side of the Honda. After the impact, the Honda spun and came to rest on Albe Drive. 

The driver of the motorcycle was thrown from the motorcycle and landed in the intersection. He wasn't wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, police said.

The motorcycle continued traveling west before coming to rest on Old Baltimore Pike and bursting into flames.

The driver of the motorcycle was declared dead at the scene, police said.

The driver of the Honda was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics. He was transported by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Old Baltimore Pike was closed in both directions and Albe Drive was partially closed for approximately 3.5 hours as the collision scene was cleared and investigated.

No charges have been filed at this time, but the collision is under investigation.