Bicyclist struck and killed on Pot-Nets Road

LONG NECK – Delaware State Police are continuing their investigation of a fatal accident Friday evening in which a 20-year-old Millsboro man was struck and killed while crossing Pot-Nets Road.

The bicyclist, Lynn T. Bemiller III, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to state police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier.

Investigation revealed the crash occurred about 7:50 p.m. Friday as Charles D. Jones, 46, of Millsboro was southbound at an apparent high rate of speed on Pot-Nets Road in a 1992 Chevrolet Corvette.

As Mr. Bemiller III was attempting to cross Pot-Nets Road, Mr. Jones failed to see the cyclist, Cpl. Fournier said. The front bumper of the Corvette struck the bicycle; Mr. Bemiller III was thrown onto the windshield before he landed in the roadway.

After the impact, the Corvette left the roadway and struck a tree before coming to a stop on the roadway.

Mr. Bemiller was not wearing a protective helmet or reflective clothing, Cpl. Fournier said.

Mr. Jones and his passenger, Sean M. French, 39, of Millsboro, were both properly restrained and were initially removed from the scene by EMS to Beebe Healthcare before they were airlifted to Christiana Medical Center and admitted with undetermined injuries.

Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident and alcohol and speed may have been contributing factors on the part of Mr. Jones, Cpl. Fournier said.

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