1 Dead, Another Injured In Dirt Bike Accident In Delaware

NEWARK, Del. (CBS) – One teenager is dead and another is seriously injured after a dirt bike accident in Newark, New Castle County Monday afternoon, according to authorities.

Police say at about 1:15 p.m. 16-year-old Nicholas Schrader’s Honda dirt bike collided with a Yamaha dirt bike operated by a 14-year-old boy identified as Cody Kegelman.

According to police, Schrader was traveling eastbound on a dirt access road about a quarter of a mile east of Route 72 when he crashed head-on with Kegelman’s bike. Both riders were thrown in the air, police say.

Schrader was transported to Christiana Hospital where he is being treated for injuries to his back and head; Kegelman was taken to the same hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is pending.

Investigators believe Schrader and Kegelman were unable to see each other due to a small hill. Police say both riders were wearing helmets at the time of the accident.

The incident remains under investigation.

Elizabeth Hur reports…

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  • harry

    i new him in my skool nd base ball so i m prayfor him every nite

  • sheriff

    This is the results for allowing a 14 yr old who has not developed his brain & decision making fully. No parent for any reason should allow a minor to use a dirt bike. They are used primarily just to raise hell & go wild. 14 yr olds??? Shame & they will carry that burden forever.

    • Paige

      It’s not that simple. I knew him very well and I knew his parents. We were practically best friends. Cody’s passion was dirtbiking. I always knew it was dangerous (and I told him), but he had been so excited about getting this one. His first one had been stolen a year before and just days before the crash he had been so excited by the fact he was getting this one. He loved dirtbiking and his parents were just trying to make him happy.

      They loved him a lot. Show sympathy. His father never wants to ride again. They do blame themselves. It wasn’t their fault though. It was a tragic accident.

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