1 dead in morning motorcycle crash

September 5, 2009 1:02:03 PM PDT
Delaware County authorities are investigating an early morning fatal motorcycle accident on Route 1 in Media.The single vehicle crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. Saturday on the Route 1 Bypass near the Granite Run GMC dealership.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities tell Action News the victim has been identified as 29-year-old Richard Esslinger from Drexel Hill.

The motorcycle was traveling north on Route 1 in the right lane when the accident occurred. According to a witness' account, a vehicle changed lanes from left to right in front of the motorcycle and Esslinger lost control and crashed.

State Police are looking for the vehicle said to be a dark colored or black sedan, possibly a Honda Accord.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.


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