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Smyrna Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

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DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police say a Smyrna man was killed during a crash Tuesday afternoon.

Troopers said it happened around 4:50 p.m., as 62-year-old David Hemphill was operating a 2014 Harley-Davidson Road King motorcycle northbound on Kenton Road, traveling toward Central Church Road.

Troopers said 55-year-old Michael August, of Smyrna, was driving a 2009 Hyundai Elantra westbound on Central Church Road and was preparing to turn southbound on Kenton Road.

According to police, August drove into the intersection from the stop sign and into the path of the motorcycle as the two vehicles in front of the motorcycle turned eastbound onto Central Church Road.

Troopers said the Harley crashed into the left corner of the Elantra, throwing Hemphill onto the road.

Police said Hemphill, who was not wearing a helmet, was transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Troopers said August was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

No charges have been filed and alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, according to investigators. 

Kenton Road at Central Church Road was closed for about three hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.

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