Bicyclist in critical condition after Georgetown crash is identified

East Market Street in Georgetown (Photo: Google maps)

GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE (1/14/2017) A 62-year-old man was in critical condition after he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle in Georgetown, the Delaware State Police said this afternoon.

The collision happened about 5:35 p.m. Friday on East Market Street (Route 404 and U.S. 9), west of Burton Street.

The bicyclist, later identified as Coleman C. Lauterbach of Georgetown, was crossing perpendicular to traffic when he was struck by a westbound 2009 Mini Cooper driven by Chelsea A. Rohrbach, 24, of Mohnton, Pennsylvania, police said.

Rohrbach brought the car to a controlled stop after the collision.

Lauterbach fell from the bike and landed in the eastbound lane of the street.

He was flown by Delaware State Police helicopter to Christiana Hospital in Stanton. 

Lauterbach wasn’t wearing a helmet, police said.

Rohrback was wearing a seat belt. She wasn’t injured.

State police said they investigated the crash at the request of Georgetown police.

Any witnesses are asked to call Cpl. N. Demalto at 302-703-3267.

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