Motorcyclist dies from injuries sustained in crash near Frankford

FRANKFORD – A 20-year-old motorcyclist died from injuries sustained in a crash with a Chevrolet Tahoe Wednesday afternoon.

Toyana S. Knight of Seaford was pronounced dead at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

Investigation revealed Mr. Knight was operating a 2003 Suzuki GSXR600 motorcycle northbound on Pepper Road as a 2005 Tahoe driven by a 17-year-old Frankford youth was southbound on Pepper Road, approaching the intersection with Gum Road.

The Tahoe operator, in attempting to turn onto to Gum Road, failed to see the oncoming motorcycle and turned directly in front of it, Cpl. Fournier said.

The motorcyclist applied his brakes but was unable to avoid striking the right side of the Tahoe. Cpl. Fournier said Mr. Knight was wearing an approved DOT helmet.

State police are with-holding the name of the 17-year-old male due to his age and on-going investigation. Police said he was properly restrained.

Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident and charges may be forthcoming, Cpl. Fournier said.

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