Police still investigating Laurel biker's death, no name released

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Police still investigating Laurel biker's death, no name released

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Delaware State Police are still investigating a serious crash in Laurel involving a motorcycle and a bicycle that claimed a woman's life Saturday evening.

Police have not released the name of the 52-year-old Laurel woman who was on the bike, traveling westbound across the northbound lanes of US Rt. 13 just north of Laurel Road.

It was around 9:19 p.m. when she began to cross the roadway just south of the intersection and entered directly into the path of a 1981 Honda motorcycle, which was being operated by a 63-year-old Bridgeville man, police said.

The front of the motorcycle struck the bicyclist, throwing her into the roadway just north of the intersection. The motorcycle and its driver slid off the roadway and into the grass median, police said.

The bicyclist was wearing dark clothing and her bike wasn't equipped with a light, police said. She was taken by ambulance to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The victim's name is being withheld pending the notification of her next of kin. It is unknown if alcohol or drug use on the part of the victim was a factor in the crash, police said.

The motorcycle driver also was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Neither alcohol or drug use on the part of the motorcyclist is being considered as a factor in the crash.

Police said the traffic signal for northbound traffic on Sussex Highway was green at the time of the crash.

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

Source: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/traffic/2017/07/16/motorcycle-bicycle-crash-halts-traffic-laurel/482468001/