State police say an officer tried to stop Melvin DeShields of Greenwood from speeding on Sussex Highway at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, but they say DeShields sped away from police, refusing to pull over.
Police say DeShields lost control of his bike on a curve on Redden Road, and he was thrown from the motorcycle. Police say he wasn't wearing a helmet.
DeShields was later pronounced dead at Christiana Hospital.
An investigation into the crash continues.
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