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Lewes cyclist Lloyd Kirby dies from injuries in Sept. 11 crash

September 24, 2019

A Lewes cyclist died from injuries sustained Sept. 11 when he was struck by a car on Route 1 on Sept. 11.

Lloyd Kirby, Jr., 79, was riding his bicycle in the bus/bike lane on northbound Route 1 approaching the intersection of Kings Highway. A 2017 Cadillac CTS was driving in the right lane of northbound Route 1. Police said for unknown reasons, the Cadillac, driven by an 89-year-old Millsboro man, did not see the bicyclist and while changing lanes, struck Kirby’s bike, ejecting him from the bike.   

Kirby was wearing a helmet and the driver, who was not injured, stayed at the scene. Kirby was transported to Christiana Hospital, where he remained for nearly two weeks before succumbing to his injuries Sept. 23. 

The crash remains under investigation by Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. No charges have been filed at this time.