Police release more details on accident

A motorcyclist was killed when he failed to negotiate a curve on Wiggins Mill Road in Townsend, crossed the center line, and was thrown against a traveling pickup truck on Wednesday at about 3 p.m., state police said.

The initial investigation determined that a Dodge Ram pickup truck, operated by a 26-year-old Dover man, was traveling southbound on Wiggins Mill Road, south of Rose Valley Drive.

A Honda motorcycle being driven by a 30-year-old Townsend man was traveling northbound on Wiggins Mill Road near Rose Valley Drive.

The motorcyclist failed to negotiate a rightward curve in the roadway, crossed the center line, and was thrown directly into the path of the Dodge, making contact with the front end of the vehicle in the southbound lanes of Wiggins Mill Road, state police said.

State police said the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by responding EMS. Speed is being considered as a factor on his behalf and impairment is unknown at this time, state police said. Identification of the motorcyclist is pending the notification of next of kin.

The operator of the Dodge, who was properly restrained, was not injured. Impairment is not being considered as a factor on his behalf.

Wiggins Mill Road was closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Aube of the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-365-8483.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com