Ne­wark man, 21, killed in mo­tor­cy­cle crash

Newark Post - - POLICE BLOTTER - By JOSH SHAN­NON jshan­non@ches­pub.com

A Ne­wark man died Mon­day af­ter crash­ing his mo­tor­cy­cle east of city lim­its, po­lice re­ported.

The crash hap­pened just be­fore 1 p.m. on east­bound Del. 273, near the in­ter­sec­tion of Ruthar Drive, said Sgt. Richard Bratz, a spokesman for Delaware State Po­lice.

Eli­jah Green, 21, lost con­trol of his Kawasaki ZX600P8 on a curve and crashed into a guardrail, Bratz said. The mo­tor­cy­cle’s front tire came off, and Green was thrown from the bike.

Green, who was wear­ing a hel­met, died at the scene.

Ex­ces­sive speed may have been a fac­tor in the crash, Bratz said.

Green was an of­fi­cer with the Delaware Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions.

“The DOC Fam­ily mourns the loss of Of­fi­cer Green,” a spokesper­son wrote in a pre­pared state­ment. “He will be re­mem­bered as a pro­fes­sional and re­spected of­fi­cer and an even bet­ter friend.”

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing, and any­one with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing this in­ci­dent is asked to con­tact Master Cpl. J. Breen of the Col­li­sion Re­con­struc­tion Unit, by call­ing 302-3658486.

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