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Motorcyclist Killed in Crash South of Frankford

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FRANKFORD, Del.– Delaware State Police say a 20-year-old Seaford man died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with an SUV south of Frankford late Wednesday afternoon.
 
Police said the incident occurred around 5:15 p.m. as a 17-year-old Frankford male was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe southbound on Pepper Road and approaching the intersection of Gum Road with the intention of turning left onto Gum Road. Troopers said meantime, Toyana S. Knight Jr., 20, of Seaford, was operating a 2003 Suzuki GSXR600 motorcycle northbound on Pepper Road and approaching the intersection of Gum Road. Police said the 17-year-old failed to perceive the motorcycle approaching and turned left directly in front of it. Investigators said the motorcyclist applied his brakes, but was unable to avoid striking the right side of the Tahoe.
 
Police said Knight, who was wearing an approved DOT helmet, was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., where he was pronounced dead due to multiple traumatic injuries.
 
The 17-year-old male was properly restrained and was uninjured, police said.  His name is being withheld due to his age and the ongoing investigation.
 
Troopers said the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation into this incident and charges may be forthcoming.  Pepper Road at Gum Road was closed for approximately three and a half hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
 

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