Motorcyclist killed in crash with truck ID'd

August 9, 2011 6:37:30 AM PDT
Police have identified the motorcyclist who was killed when his bike hit a tow truck on Monday afternoon in Newark, Delaware.

The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. Route 896 at Four Seasons Parkway.

Police say a tow truck was making a left hand turn at the intersection when it was hit by the motorcycle, which police say was travelling at a high rate of speed.

The motorcyclist, identified as 23-year-old Johnathan O'Neill of Newark was ejected as the bike burst into flames.

O'Neill was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say they do not believe he was wearing a helmet.

The tow truck driver, 21-year-old Donald Desanctis of Holmes, Pa. was not hurt.

There is no word on any charges as the investigation continues.

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