Date/Time: July 2, 2016 at 3:42AM
Location: N. DuPont Highway and West Denney’s Road, Dover
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating a fatal accident that occurred early on Saturday morning. At approximately 3:42AM, Tobby Ayers (47) was riding a bicycle in the left turn lane of northbound N. DuPont Highway, approaching W. Denney’s Road. At the same time, a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu operated by a 32-year-old male was traveling southbound in the right lane of N. DuPont Highway approaching W. Denney’s Road. Ayers, who had a red light, made a left turn and attempted to cross N. DuPont Highway directly in the path of the Chevrolet Malibu. Ayers was struck by the vehicle as a result and died as a result of his injuries. It is believed that Ayers was possibly intoxicated and that alcohol was a contributing factor in this accident. The driver of the Malibu does not face any charges at this time.