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Updated: Police ID Bicyclist Killed in Laurel Area Crash

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LAUREL, Del.- Delaware State Police have released the name of a bicyclist who died in a Wednesday morning crash east of Laurel.

Troopers identified the victim as 59-year-old Steven S. Oney of Laurel, Del.

Police said the incident happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. as a 2001 Freightliner 6-wheel dump truck operated by Paul J. Fisher, 57, of Delmar, was traveling northbound on Whaley’s Road (CR 62) just south of Wooten Road (CR 72). Investigators said Oney was operating a mountain-style bicycle northbound on Whaley’s Road just ahead of the dump truck when Fisher failed to perceive Oney and struck the rear of his bicycle with the right front bumper. The dump truck came to a controlled stop just north of the collision, police said.

Troopers said Oney, who was not wearing a bicycle helmet, was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

Fisher Jr., who was properly seat belted, was uninjured in this collision, according to police. 

The investigation by the DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit regarding the causation of the crash is ongoing. Charges have not been filed at this time. Speed and intoxication are not considered factors.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has any knowledge of the crash is asked to contact Sgt. T. Mendez of the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302-703-3269. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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