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Dover Police Investigate Fatal Bicycle Collision

Incident Number: 50-22-32641

Date/Time:  Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 3:58 p.m.

Location:  Northbound South DuPont Highway and Bay Road Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: The Dover Police Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a bicycle that occurred Thursday afternoon. The investigation began at approximately 3:58 p.m., when Dover Police received a call for for a collision between a vehicle and a bicycle in the area of South DuPont Highway and Bay Road. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, Evalene Pyle (65), of Dover, DE, laying on the ground with serious injuries. Officers along with EMS and Paramedics began to provide medical aid to the victim until she was transported to Christiana Hospital via a Delaware State Police helicopter for further treatment. Pyle later died as a result of her injuries on October 21.

The ensuing investigation revealed that a 2020 Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling northbound on Bay Road in the right lane when Pyle entered the roadway on her bicycle traveling eastbound. The driver of the Dodge Ram was unable to stop in time to avoid the collision and the front of Pyle’s bicycle collided with the left rear of the Dodge Ram, causing Pyle to be ejected from the bicycle. Pyle was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

The Dover Police Department is still evaluating the facts of this case and requests that anyone with information contact Dover Police Department at (302) 736-7130.

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 Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance.  You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 302-736-7134 or by email at: Diane.Glenn@cj.state.de.us

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