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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Troopers Investigate A Serious Crash Involving A Motorcyclist, Laurel

Location: Shiloh Church Road, .3 miles east of Chipmans Pond Road, 2 miles east of Laurel, DE

Date of Occurrence: Monday September 3, 2012 at approximately 5:34 p.m.

Operator and Vehicle Information:

Operator #1: Gene H. Huey, 72, Bridgeville, DE
Vehicle #1: 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck

Operator #2: Ivan E. Edmunds, 43, Dover, DE
Vehicle #2: 2007 Suzuki motorcycle

Laurel, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a serious motorcycle crash that occurred on Shiloh Church Road east of Laurel yesterday afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:34 p.m. yesterday afternoon as Gene H. Huey was operating a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck eastbound on Shiloh Church Road preparing to turn left into a private driveway. Ivan E. Edmunds was operating a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle westbound on Shiloh Church Road when Huey began his turn into the private driveway and into the path of the motorcycle causing him to the strike the passenger’s side of the pickup truck.

Edmunds, who was wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle and landed in the roadway. He was removed from the scene by EMS and initially transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital before being airlifted to Christiana Hospital where he is currently listed in critical condition.

Huey, who was properly restrained, was not injured in the crash.

The Delaware State Police are continuing their investigation into this incident. Shiloh Church Road was closed for approximately three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

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