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New Castle, DE-The Colonial School District tonight mourns the loss of a 14-year old student who was struck and killed while crossing the northbound side of route 13 around 3 p.m.  According to Delaware State Police the George Read Middle School student was with three other students when the incident occurred. Investigators say the teenager darted in front of traffic and was instantly hit. The driver of the vehicle stopped and waited for police to arrive.

The Colonial School District is not releasing the name of the student at this time, but assures parents counselors will be at George Read Middle School to help fellow students cope with the news Thursday morning.

318 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720
Contact: Lauren Wilson
Public Information Officer
302-323-2753 – office
302-528-1628 – cell

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