Location: Shiloh Church Road and Scott Land Road, Laurel, DE
Date of Occurrence: Monday August 5, 2013 at approximately 9:00 p.m.
Operator and Vehicle Information:
- Operator #1: Robert L. Dorman III, 39, Millsboro, DE
- Vehicle #1: 2006 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle
- Operator #2: Kaetlin B. Burke, 17, Laurel, DE
- Vehicle #2: 2000 Honda Accord
Laurel, DE- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a motorcycle crash east of Laurel that left a Millsboro man dead.
The incident occurred around 9:00 p.m. last night as Robert L. Dorman III was operating a2006 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle westbound on Shiloh Church Road approaching Scott Land Road. Dorman came to a stop in the roadway with his left turn signal illuminated to allow a vehicle, traveling eastbound, to pass in order to make a left onto Scott Land Road. Kaetlin B. Burke was operating a 2000 Honda Accord, traveling westbound on Shiloh Church Road, approaching the stopped motorcycle when she failed to see the stopped motorcycle, and struck the rear of it at full speed. The motorcycle became lodged in the engine compartment of the Honda and remained upright while the operator was forced rearward into the windshield.
Robert Dorman, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kaetlin Burke, who was properly restrained, was not injured in the collision.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a contributing factor. The intersection of Shiloh Church Road and Scott Land Road were closed for approximately three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.