NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police are investigating a motorcycle crash in Newark that killed a 33-year-old Middletown man.

Authorities said in a news release that the crash happened early Saturday morning. The unidentified man was traveling east on Delaware
Route 273 west of Old Ogletown Road when he failed to negotiate a left hand curve.

Police say the motorcycle traveled to a grassy area before striking a road sign. The man was ejected from the bike and struck a telephone pole. Police say he was not wearing a helmet and a passing motorist discovered the collision at 5:35 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities say the man’s body has been turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Wilmington for an autopsy.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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