(New Castle, DE 19720) Earlier this morning (Aug 24), at approximately 5:50 a.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the intersection of Moore’s Lane at Pierson Place for the report of a motorcycle crash.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they learned that a 19-year-old female, driving a black Toyota Corolla, was traveling southbound on Moore’s Lane.  At the intersection of Moore’s Lane at Pierson Place, the driver of the Corolla turned left onto Pierson Place.   She was then struck by a 2005 Harley Davidson Softail (Motorcycle) ridden by 29-year-old, Seth Hoffman. 

The 19-year-old driver remained at the scene and was interviewed by the officers.  She was then transported to a local area hospital where she was treated and released for minor injuries. The motorcycle operator, Seth Hoffman was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Investigators from The New Castle County Division of Police Traffic Services Unit then arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.  While the investigation is still in its early stages, the investigators have revealed that impairment does not appear to be a factor.

If you witnessed this crash or have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Hussong at william.hussong@newcastlde.gov or New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Division of Police.