UPDATE: Milton Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on IRIB

Aug 31, 2013 -- 8:14am

A Milton motorcyclist sustained serious injuries this morning when he crashed his bike into a van on the Indian River Inlet Bridge.

Delaware State Police say 27-year-old Robert Butler was northbound on Route 1 cresting the top of the Bridge at a high rate of speed just after 2 a.m.; Butler struck the rear of a Chevrolet Van, driven by 25-year-old Eli Stapleford of Lincoln and then careened to the right striking the concrete barrier.

Police say Butler was ejected from the motorcycle and was taken to Beebe Medical Center with serious life-threatening injuries.

Stapleford was NOT hurt in the crash.

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