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One Killed, One Injured in Del. Motorcycle Crash

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CAMDEN, Del.- Delaware State Police in Kent County are investigating an early Thursday morning motorcycle crash east of Camden that left one person dead and another injured.

Police said the incident occurred around 12:45 a.m., as 25-year-old William E. Caldwell, of Cheswold, was operating a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle westbound on East Lebanon Road (SR10) just east of Sorghum Mill Road. 

Troopers said the motorcycle, which was traveling at a high rate of speed, failed to negotiate a right curve and entered into the crossover in front of Liberto Plaza where it struck a yield sign with its front end.  The motorcycle continued westbound for approximately 90 feet before going down on its side ejecting both the operator and the passenger, investigators said. 

According to police, the motorcycle then continued westbound for more than 200 feet before coming to rest in the eastbound lanes of SR10.
 
Caldwell's passenger, identified as 21-year-old Veronica Crain, of Harrington, was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Kent General Hospital where she died a short time later. Police said Crain was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. 
 
Police said Caldwell, who was not wearing a helmet, was initially transported by EMS to Kent General Hospital before being transferred to Christiana Medical Center where he is listed in serious condition.
 
Police said that while investigation into the crash is ongoing, alcohol and speed appear to have been factors. 

East Lebanon Road east of Sorghum Mill Road was closed for approximately three and a half hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

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