A motorcyclist, identified as Joseph D. August, 22, was killed early Thursday morning in an accident at the corner of West North Street and Saulsbury Road.

Dover Police are continuing their investigation of a fatal accident that occurred at approximately 6:26 this morning.

The accident took place at the intersection of Saulsbury Road and West North Street, said police spokesman Capt. Tim Stump, and involved a collision between a motorcycle and a tractor trailer.

Stump said the motorcycle rider was traveling at a high rate of speed headed westbound on West North Street when he collided with the tractor trailer that was making a left-hand turn from Saulsbury Road..

The driver was identified as Joseph D. August, 22, of Dover.

Additional information will be released when it becomes available, Stump added.