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Fatal Pedestrian Accident 10-31-16

Incident/Complaint#:  50-16-36137

Date/Time:  WednesdayOctober 26th, 2016 at 9:19PM

Location:   Route 13 Northbound, just North of East Loockerman Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred on Wednesday, October 26th.  At approximately 9:19PM, two juveniles were crossing the northbound lanes of Route 13, just north of Loockerman Street from the center median against the pedestrian crossing signal.  Northbound traffic had a green light at the time.  As the juveniles reached the right-most travel lane of the northbound side of Route 13, one of them (a 15-year-old male), turned around and sprinted back towards the left most lane, possibly to pick up a dropped item, and ran directly in the path of a 2014 Kia Forte passenger car.  The 15-year-old  was struck by the vehicle and transported by EMS to Bayhelath Kent General Hospital and was later airlifted to AI DuPont Children’s Hospital.  As a result of the injuries sustained, the 15-year-old male died on the morning of Friday, October 28th.  The Dover Police Department is not releasing the name of the juvenile at this time, however next of kin has been notified.