Troopers Investigate Fatal Crash Involving Bicyclist, Bethany Beach
By Walt Barcus

Updated Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 8:13am

The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in which a bicyclist was struck and killed Friday afternoon on SR 1 north of Bethany Beach. Preliminary investigation has determined that the crash occurred at approximately4:40 p.m. as 66 year old Dorothy Brenner of Pittsburgh, PA was riding a bicycle traveling on the shoulder of Coastal Highway (SR 1) northbound. For unknown reasons, Brenner attempted to cross the northbound lanes in a diagonal direction from the shoulder towards a median crossover, into the path of a vehicle that was traveling northbound in the right lane. The vehicle was able to aggressively brake and swerve to the left avoiding Brenner. A second vehicle, a van also traveling northbound also braked and swerved to the left, where the front of the van struck Brenner and her bicycle in the left lane. Brenner was ejected from the bicycle onto the grass median. Alcohol was not a factor.

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