A 27-year-old Milton was seriously injured in an Aug. 31 motorcycle crash on the Indian River Inlet Bridge.
According to the Delaware State Police, the accident occurred around 2:10 a.m. as Robert E. Butler was operating a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound on Coastal Highway in the right lane, cresting the top of the Indian River Inlet Bridge at a high rate of speed. Police said the motorcycle then struck the right rear of a 2004 Chevrolet Van being operated by 25-year-old Eli M. Stapleford of Lincoln and careened to the right striking the concrete barrier before coming to a stop in the roadway. Police said Butler was ejected from the motorcycle and was transported to Beebe Medical Center with serious life-threatening injuries. Police said Stapleford was not injured in the collision and was able to bring his vehicle to a controlled stop.