• Maryland man killed in Dewey crash

    by  • July 28, 2007 • Injuries and Fatalities • 0 Comments

    From the Salisbury Daily Times

    DEWEY BEACH – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a crash that killed 44-year-old man riding his bicycle near the Indian River Inlet Bridge this morning. Troopers were called to the scene of a bicyclist struck by a vehicle on Route 1 approximately a mile north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge at 7:43 a.m., police said.

    A DSP spokesman said John G. Griffith, 44 of Timonium, Md. was riding his bicycle south on the shoulder of Coastal Highway. The chain apparently broke on his bicycle causing him to stop along west side southbound shoulder to repair it.

    A 2002 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Barry Boulden, 18, of Millsboro was traveling south in the left lane approaching Griffith. Police said Boulden reportedly fell asleep while driving, drifted onto the shoulder and struck Griffith with the front of his vehicle.

    After impact, the Pontiac swerved to the left and crossed southbound lanes, the center grass median and both northbound lanes coming to rest in a grassy area east of Coastal Highway, police said.

    Griffith was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Alcohol use is unknown at this time. Boulden was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the incident.

    The investigation is ongoing.

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