Motorcyclist flees police, dies in Del. crash

September 2, 2008 10:49:41 AM PDT
Delaware State Police say a Pennsylvania man was killed in a motorcycle accident while fleeing Dewey Beach police officers who were trying to stop him for speeding. Authorities say the motorcycle operated by 25-year-old Robert Cayton of Vanderbilt, Pa., collided with a van pulling a boat on a trailer on Coastal Highway. The accident happened just south of Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach about 10:15 p.m. Monday.

According to police, Cayton was traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Suffered massive head trauma and died instantly. Police say he was not wearing a helmet.

The va driver was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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