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Magnolia Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

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MAGNOLIA, Del. - (AP) Troopers are investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Thursday morning west of Magnolia.

Delaware State Police report that sometime between midnight and 7:40 a.m. Thursday, Nathaniel P. Benton, 21 of Magnolia, was operating a 2006 Yamaha R6 motorcycle southbound on Peachtree Run Road approaching Irish Hill Road.  Benton failed to stop for a posted stop sign at the intersection and continued across Irish Hill Road and into a soybean field where he was ejected from the motorcycle.

A friend located the crash scene this morning after Benton failed to return home.

Benton, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating and says alcohol may have been a factor in this case.  Irish Hill Road at Peachtree Run Road was closed for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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