Police say a 16-year-old Newark teen is dead and two others were injured after a drag race on Fashion Center Boulevard in Newark Wednesday evening.
NEWARK (DE): Delaware State Police say they are investigating a motorcycle crash on Fashion Center Boulevard that killed a teen and injured two others in what police say was a head-on race with another vehicle.
Police say the accident happened Wednesday night about 10:15 p.m.
A Suzuki GSXR 750 operated by a 16 year-old male from Newark was stopped in the fire lane facing east in front of REI Sporting Goods store located at 2300 Fashion Center Blvd.
A 2008 Infiniti G35 began racing westbound in the fire lane and was approaching the Suzuki at a high rate of speed. The front of the Infiniti struck the front of the motorcycle and ejected the 16 year-old operator and his 17-year-old passenger.
The operator of the motorcycle was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics before being transported to Christiana Hospital by Christiana Fire Company EMS, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police say the 17-year-old passenger, who was also ejected from the Suzuki was also treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics and transported to Christiana Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The identity of the motorcycle operator is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin., police said.
Police say that the operator of the Infiniti, a 20 year-old male from Newark initially fled on foot, but was later taken into custody at the Christiana Hospital. The 20 year-old male who was not wearing a seatbelt was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Police say the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate the crash, charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.