NEW CASTLE, Del. - A man is dead, and a 5-year-old boy is in critical condition after a crash in New Castle Saturday night.
Delaware State Police say the 31-year-old man was driving a dirt bike with a 5-year-old boy around 9:11 p.m. The boy was reportedly riding on the front of dirt bike between the driver and the handlebars.
The bike struck a Volkswagen Golf as it crossed New Castle Avenue, according to police. Both the dirt bike driver and 5-year-old boy were then reportedly ejected from the bike.
The 31-year-old man was pronounced deceased at the scene, while the 5-year-old was transported to AI Dupont Children’s Hospital in critical condition.
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Police say the dirt bike is unregistered and does not have any lighting equipment.