Police ID Del. fatal motorcycle crash victim

NEWARK, Del. - October 16, 2011

He has been identified as 33-year-old Aaron Rydell of Middletown, Delaware.

Officers were called around 5:30 a.m. Saturday to the 1900 block of Ogletown Road.

A passing motorist discovered the crashed motorcycle and the driver of the bike on the side of the highway.

According to investigators, Rydell was traveling eastbound on Route 273, when a curve in the road caused him to go off into the grass and strike a road sign.

Continuing on the grass, Rydell was ejected from the bike and his body struck a telephone pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say Rydell was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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