UPDATE: In an earlier press release, it was stated that the driver struck the six-year-old victim three times. This information was obtained from different people at the scene by the investigating officer. Newly discovered video evidence shows that the victim was struck just once. We will provide an update with a mug shot and bond information as soon as it is available.
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 8:26PM
Location: Parking Lot of White Oak Condos, Building L
1001 White Oak Road, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department arrested 26-year-old David Randall following a motor vehicle accident that killed a six-year-old girl. Randall drove into the parking lot of White Oak Condos located at 1001 White Oak Road at approximately 8:26PM. Randall attempted to park his vehicle, a 2002 Ford Focus, in a parking space in front of L Building. Randall sped forward onto the sidewalk where six-year-old Anya Jackson, her mother (LeShell Wiles), and a family friend were standing. Randall struck all three people, pinning Jackson against the building and injuring the others. All three victims were transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where Anya Jackson succumbed to her injuries as a result of multiple blunt force trauma. Wiles and the third victim were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
David Randall was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and will be charged with the following offenses:
-Vehicular Homicide 1st Degree
-Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree (x2)
-Driving Under the Influence
Randall is currently waiting to be processed and arraigned. A mug shot and bond information will be added to this release when it is available.
Address: 100 Block of Winterton Lane, Dover, DE