UPDATE 7 p.m.: The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred earlier today west of Georgetown.
The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred around 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, when 62-year-old Howard A. Scheweitzer, of Laurel, was driving a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on East Trap Pond Road, approaching anintersection at Piney Grove Road. Yajira Quintana-Tinoco, 31, of Seaford, was driving a 2004 Ford Explorer eastbound on Piney Grove Road. She stopped at the stop sign at the intersection with East Trap Pond Road, but then failed to remain stopped and entered the intersection, directly in the path of the motorcycle.
Scheweitzer was unable to avoid the collision and the front of the motorcycle struck the right front of the Ford Explorer. Scheweitzer, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was ejected from the motorcycle upon impact and pronounced dead at the scene. Yajira Quintana-Tinoco, as well as two juvenile passengers in her vehicle, were uninjured.
The crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Impairment on the part of both parties is not being considered as a factor in this crash.
The intersection of East Trap Pond Road and Piney Grove Road was closed for approximately 2.5 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE 2 p.m.: The intersection of West Piney Grove Road and East Trap Pond Road, west of Georgetown, has re-opened. Troopers continue their investigation into this incident.
The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a crash involving a motorcycle outside of Georgetown.
The initial investigation determined the crash occurred around 11 a.m. today, Thursday, April 20, at the intersection of West Piney Grove Road and East Trap Pond Road, west of Georgetown.
The intersection is closed at this time. Motorists should use caution in the area, as there will be traffic delays, or find an alternate route.
More details will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.