Three dead after speeding motorcycle hits minivan

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police are investigating a motorcycle collision that left three people dead.

Authorities say the crash occurred about 8:40 p.m. Monday on Route 273 in New Castle. According to investigators,  a westbound Chrysler Pacifica was making a left turn off of Route 273  when it was hit by an eastbound motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed.

The operator of the motorcycle, a 36-year-old Newark man, was pronounced dead at the scene.  A 69-year-old woman from Sun City, Florida, and a 16-year-old girl from New Castle who were passengers in the minivan also died. A 47-year-old New Castle woman who was driving the minivan was hospitalized with serious injuries.

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