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Update: Police ID Bicyclist Killed in Laurel Crash

Posted: 07/15/2017 22:50:00 -04:00 Updated:

LAUREL, Del. - Delaware State Police have released the name of a 52-year-old bicyclist struck and killed by a motorcycle in Laurel on Saturday night. 

Police on Monday morning identified the victim as 52-year-old Mary Ann Wade of Laurel. 

Troopers said that shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, Wade was riding her bicycle and was attempting to travel in a westbound direction across the northbound lanes of Route 13 (Sussex Highway) just north of SR 24 (Laurel Road).  Police said that as Wade began to cross the roadway just south of the intersection, she entered directly into the path of a 1981 Honda motorcycle, which was being operated by a 63-year-old Bridgeville man. The front of the motorcycle then struck the bicyclist throwing her into the roadway just north of the intersection. The motorcycle, as well as the man riding it, slid off of the roadway and into the grass median.

Wade, who police said was wearing dark clothing and was riding a bike without a light on it, was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford where she was pronounced dead. Investigators said it is unknown whether alcohol or drug use on the part of Wade was a factor in the crash.  

The man operating the motorcycle was also removed taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where he was treated for his non-life-threatening injuries. Neither alcohol or drug use on the part of the motorcyclist is being considered as a factor in the crash, according to police. The investigation has determined that the traffic signal for northbound traffic on Sussex Highway was green at the time of the accident.

The intersection of Sussex Highway and Laurel Road was closed for approximately three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

This crash remains under investigation by the DSP Reconstruction Unit.




Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash involving a motorcycle in Laurel.

According to police, shortly before 9:30 p.m., a motorcycle and a bicycle crashed on Route 13 at Laurel Road. Police say the bicyclist is suffering serious injuries from this crash.

Due to the crash, US Rt. 13 at Laurel Road has been closed to traffic. Police ask people to find alternate routes of travel around the crash scene.

Police did not release what led up to the crash or how the motorcyclist is doing. They say the investigation is in its early stages and more information will be released later. 

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