Delaware State Police

State Police Investigating a Fatal Motorcycle Crash West of Georgetown

Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Georgetown, De. – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred earlier today west of Georgetown.

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred around 11:06 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, as Howard A. Scheweitzer, 62 of Laurel, was operating a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on East Trap Pond Road (CR 62) approaching the intersection at Piney Grove Road. A 2004 Ford Explorer operated by Yajira Quintana-Tinoco, 31, of Seaford, was traveling eastbound on Piney Grove Rd (CR 329), and stopped at a posted stop sign at the intersection of East Trap Pond Road. Yajira Quintana-Tinoco failed to remain stopped at the stop sign and entered the intersection directly into the path of the motorcycle.  Scheweitzer was unable to avoid the collision, and the front of the motorcycle struck the right front of the Ford Explorer within the intersection. 

Scheweitzer, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was ejected from the motorcycle upon impact and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Yajira Quintana-Tinoco, as well as two juvenile passengers in her vehicle, were uninjured.

This crash remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Impairment on the part of both parties is not being considered as a factor in this crash.

 The intersection of East Trap Pond Road and Piney Grove Road was closed for approximately 2.5 hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline

1800 VICTIM-1.  (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.   

Released: 042017 1851

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**Update #1 – Roadway Open**Troopers Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash – Georgetown

Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Georgetown, De.- The intersection of West Piney Grove Road and East Trap Pond Road west of Georgetown have been re-opened. Troopers continue their investigation into this incident.

Released: 042017 1401

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**Traffic Advisory**

fatal crash

Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Georgetown, De.- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a crash involving a motorcycle.

The initial investigation has determined the crash occurred at approximately 11:07 a.m. today, Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the intersection of West Piney Grove Road and East Trap Pond Road west of Georgetown.

The intersection is currently closed at this time. Motorists should use caution in the area as there will be traffic delays. Travelers are asked to safely find alternate routes of travel.

More details will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.

Released: 042017 1151

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