UPDATE #2 – Fatal Crash Involving Motorcycle

On July 27, 2021, at about 1803 hours, Newark Police responded to the intersection of Library Avenue (SR 72) and Wyoming Road for a report of a crash involving a motorcycle.

The investigation at the scene determined that a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling southbound in the straight lane on Library Avenue, approaching the intersection with Wyoming Road.  A 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by a 66 year-old Newark woman, was traveling northbound in the left turn lane on Library Avenue approaching Wyoming Road.  The Jeep turned left in front of the motorcycle and the motorcycle collided with the Jeep.  The operator of the motorcycle, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The operator of the Jeep was not injured.  Impairment is not a factor on the part of either driver.

The intersection and connected roadways were closed for about four hours while police investigated the crash.

The motorcycle operator has been identified as Kevin Random Jr., 26, of Dover.

The Newark Police Department Traffic Unit continues to investigate this crash.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cpl. J. Lee at (302) 366-7100 x. 3462 or jlee@newark.de.us. Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page.

Prior Releases:
Update #1
Original Release