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Woman Killed After Motorcycle, Pickup Collide in Seaford

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SEAFORD, Del.- Authorities say a woman was killed when the motorcycle she was riding on as a passenger collided with a pickup truck in Seaford late Monday afternoon.

Seaford police said that shortly after 5 p.m., an officer on patrol in the Middleford Road area observed a motorcycle in which the passenger had no helmet on and there was no helmet attached to the bike for the passenger's use. Investigators said the officer turned his patrol car around and followed the motorcycle onto westbound Concord Road where the officer attempted to make a traffic stop on the motorcycle. 

According to police, the motorcycle then accelerated to a high rate of speed and approached the intersection of U.S. Route 13A in Blades. Investigators said the motorcycle then turned southbound at a high rate of speed and as the officer approached Route 13A, he lost sight of the bike. Police said the officer continued southbound on Route 13A and approximately a half mile south of Blades the officer came upon a crash where the motorcycle had rear-ended a pickup. 

EMS crews were called to the scene of the crash. Police said the motorcycle operator, identified as 22-year-old Curtis W. Fletcher of Laurel, who was wearing a helmet, was initially transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with critical injuries. He was later transferred to Christiana Hospital via helicopter. Police said Fletcher's passenger, 27-year-old Nicole Santee of Bridgeville, who was not wearing a helmet, was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she died from her injuries. 

Investigators said operator of the pickup, identified only as a 58-year-old Seaford man, was not injured in the crash.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and will be handling the accident investigation.

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