**UPDATE 04/05/2023** The victim in the motorcycle collision from April 2, 2023 has been identified as 45-year-old Michael Jones of Newark, NJ. Sadly, Jones succumbed to his injuries on Monday, April 3, 2023 while receiving treatment at a New Castle County Hospital.
The Dover Police Department is still evaluating the facts and circumstances of this case and investigation is ongoing.
Incident Number: 50-23-10151
Date/Time: Sunday, April 2, 2023, at 6:48 p.m.
Location: North Governors Avenue and Cecil Street 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 serious crash involving a vehicle and motorcycle, that left a 45-year-old male from Newark, NJ, seriously injured Sunday evening. The investigation began when Dover Police was called to the area of North Governors Avenue and Cecil Street at 6:48 p.m. for the report of a serious vehicle collision. Officers arrived on scene and located the 45-year-old male who had sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision. The victim was initially transported to a nearby hospital, however, he was later airlifted to a New Castle County hospital for further treatment.
The ensuing investigation revealed that the victim was traveling northbound on North Governors Avenue on a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle approaching Cecil Street. At the time, a 2020 Dodge Durango, operated by a 68-year-old male of Dover, was on Cecil Street and turned onto North Governors Avenue into the path of the victim, causing the vehicles to collide and the victim was ejected from the motorcycle.
The Dover Police Department is still evaluating the facts of this case and at this time there have been no charges filed.
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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