Motorcyclist dies after Route 1 crash

Route 1 at Shady Road (Photo: Google maps)
Route 1 at Shady Road (Photo: Google maps)

LEWES, DELAWARE (9/23/2015 ) A motorcyclist involved in a crash on Route 1 near Lewes on Saturday has died of his injuries, Delaware State Police said this afternoon.

The accident happened just before 10 p.m. on northbound Route 1 (Coastal Highway) in the left turn lane to Shady Road.

Russell L. Pedrick, 39, of Laurel, riding a 1985 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, struck the rear of an SUV that was slowing for a turn, ejecting Pedrick into the turn lane, police said.

Pedrick died Tuesday at Christiana Hospital in Stanton.

The driver of the SUV, a 2015 Dodge Journey, Marti L. Keeney, 52, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was not injured.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Master Cpl. Burns at 302-703-3266.

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847-3333 or