The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred around 10:30 p.m. Sept. 8 within Milford city limits.
Georgetown resident Jeffrey A. White, 52, was operating a 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle southbound on U.S. Route 113 north of Marvel Road when he struck the right front fender of a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer also traveling southbound on U.S. Route 113.
Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said White was operating the motorcycle at a high rate of speed, making aggressive passive maneuvers as he approached slower moving traffic. When White struck the Blazer, operated by 34-year-old Laurel resident Brian L. Williams, the motorcycle overturned and ejected White onto the roadway where he was pronounced dead. Williams abruptly turned his vehicle to the left after impact, entered the median and overturned onto its left side, Fournier said.
Williams was properly restrained as was not injured in the crash, Fournier said.
White was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, but it is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, Fournier said.
The Milford Police Department contacted the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit to assume investigation into the crash. U.S. 113 southbound was closed for approximately five hours while the incident was investigated and cleared.
If anyone witnessed the incident, they are asked to contact Master Cpl. K. Argo at (302) 644-5020 ext. 117 or use the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available at www.delaware.gov/apps.
Information also may be provided to Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Information also may be provided via the Internet at www.tipsubmit.com. Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”