Lewes man dies in motorcycle crash near Cool Spring Road

October 15, 2021

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred Oct. 15 near Cool Spring.

The crash happened at 7:26 a.m. when a 2002 Jeep Cherokee SUV driven by a 52-year-old Georgetown woman was stopped at the stop sign on northbound Cool Spring Road at Stockley Road. The driver failed to remain stopped and proceeded through the intersection, said Master Cpl. Heather Pepper of the Delaware State Police.

At the same time, she said, a 2012 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide motorcycle, operated by a Darin E. Frye, 52, was traveling westbound on Stockley Road approaching the intersection with Cool Spring Road, and it collided with the Cherokee’s passenger side. The motorcycle came to rest within the intersection, and the Cherokee came to a controlled stop north of the intersection, Pepper said.

The driver of the Cherokee was transported to a nearby hospital where she was treated and released with minor injuries. Frye was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

This collision remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 7 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Sgt. Nicholas DeMalto at 302-644-5020, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or

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