Newark Del. – At least one motorcyclist died after a crash on Tuesday morning in Newark, Delaware and the police was able to identify him.
According to the Delaware State Police the fatality was identified as Richard Correll Jr., age 58, resident of Newark. He died after he was run over by two vehicles after fell off his bike.
The tragedy occurred at around 5:16 o’clock in the morning along the Capitol Trail or St. Rt. just west of Cordele Road.
Police reported that Correll was biking at the eastward lanes when a Ford Escape was exiting a driveway appeared just front of Correll. Correll tried to step on the brake and turned the motorcycle sideways but he fell from it.
As Correll lying in the road, police stated that he was run over by two vehicles. With his injuries, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said that the driver of one of the vehicles stopped after the accident; while the driver of the other vehicle fled from the scene..
Due to the incident, police closed both directions of Capitol Trail for more than two-and-a-half hours while they conducted investigation and cleared the site.
Cpl. Jon Day of the Del State Police confirmed that a little after 5:15 o’clock early morning of Tuesday, 58-years-old Richard Correll Jr., resident of Newark, was riding his Harley-Davidson –006 -Road King towards the east along the right lane. A Ford 2003 Escape operated by 34-years-old Angela M. Faber, also a resident from Newark started to leave a driveway and entered the lane going east toward Capitol Trail along the vicinity of Cordele Road.
As Correll was facing the Escape, he braked and laid the motorcycle on its side. In doing so, he lost balance and fell on the road. He was run over by a Jeep 2001 Cherokee driven by Glenn S. Spence, age 43 resident of Elkton, Maryland. But another car came along and also run over him. The next car fled from the scene.
Assistant chief Richard D. Krett of the New Castle County paramedics, pronounced Correll dead at the scene.
The other drivers, Spencer and Faber were not injured. The second vehicle to run over Correll fled off the scene.
Authorities had to close both directions going to Capitol Trail for a couple of hours while the crash was cleared and they conducted prelim investigation.
As they are continuing their investigation, Day announced that so far they have not yet filed charges. They are requesting people around the area to help them find the driver of the 2nd car that run over the victim. Anyone with information is asked to call DSP
The 1st car was the Cherokee driven by Glenn S. Spencer but he stayed and cooperated with the police. The other driver of the vehicle that hit Correll did not stop, he fled from the scene, police said.
Correll was pronounced dead at the scene; while the other drivers were not injured.
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