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Harrington Couple Dead After Motorcycle Crash

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HARRINGTON, Del.- Delaware State Police are continuing an investigation after a deadly crash involving a motorcycle and a Jeep along Hopkins Cemetery Road Saturday afternoon.

State Police say Kenneth Dear and Karen Dear, both of Harrington, were traveling eastbound on Hopkins Cemetery Road toward U.S. 13, when a Jeep turned into the direction of their motorcycle. According to a police report, Kenneth Dear, the driver of the motorcycle, tried to apply his brakes, but was unable to avoid colliding with the passenger side of the Jeep.

According to DSPD, both Dear and his partner were ejected from the motorcycle and were not wearing helmets.

The roadway was closed for five hours until the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit completed their investigation and cleared the road. 

The drivers and passengers of the motorcycle and the Jeep were taken to Bayhealth Kent Campus Hospital. Police say both Kenneth Dear and Karen Dear died at the hospital. The driver of the Jeep and his passenger were treated for minor injuries and released, according to police.

Troopers say that speed and impairment do not appear to play a factor in the tragedy. 

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