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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
New Castle- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred at a residence in New Castle Sunday night.
On October 10, 2021, at approximately 7:13 p.m., a 2006 Mitsubishi Raider operated by a 13-year-old male was traveling through the front yard of a private residence located in the 1000 block of Red Lion Road, New Castle. The operator stopped the vehicle at the edge of the driveway, and at this time his 6-year-old and 3-year-old brothers, grabbed the side of the passenger side doors and stood on the running boards. The operator yelled for the brothers to get off the vehicle so he could drive. The 13-year-old believing his brothers were off the vehicle, turned right and began to travel north on the west side of the property. The operator stopped the vehicle after he heard his 6-year-old brother crying and observed his 3-year-old brother lying on the ground.
The 3-year-old male pedestrian who was believed to have fallen and run over by the rear right passenger tire was transported to Christiana hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.
The 6-year-old male pedestrian who also fell off the truck was transported to Christiana hospital and treated for his injuries.
The 13-year-old operator did not sustain any injuries.
Red Lion Road was closed for approximately 2 hours as the collision was investigated, and the roadway cleared.
This collision remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective Forester with the Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit by calling 302-365-8485. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at Debra.Reed@delaware.gov.
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