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Troopers Investigate Crash Involving Bicyclist Near Long Neck

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MILLSBORO, Del.-Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious crash involving a bicyclist.

Police said the crash happened east of Long Neck around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities said that 47-year-old Paula Wilson of Bel Air was driving a 2008 Kia Sedona westbound on John J. Williams Highway while 48-year-old Richard J. Heinlein of Lewes was riding a bicycle westbound.

Police said that's when Heinlein was hit from behind and thrown from the bike onto the roadway.
Police said Heinlein, who was not wearing a helmet, was initially transported to Beebe Medical Center before being airlifted to Christiana Medical Center where he is currently admitted in critical condition.
Wilson, who was properly restrained, was not injured in the collision.
Troopers are continuing their investigation into this incident and no charges have been filed at this time. 

Police said the highway was closed between Banks and Long Neck roads for approximately two and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.


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