A 13-year-old girl from Smyrna was killed Wednesday night while crossing Limestone Road near Milltown Road in Mill Creek, Delaware State Police reported.
She and three other children left the Valero gas station on McKennans Church Road at around 9:19 p.m., state police said. They began to cross Limestone Road in the designated crosswalk, according to police. At the same time, a 19-year-old traveling south on Limestone Road drove into the intersection with Milltown Road, hitting the 13-year-old.
The collision flung the 13-year-old across Limestone Road and into the right shoulder, police said, and she died on the scene. The driver was not injured, according to state police. Delaware State Police are still investigating whether the driver had a green light and reported that the driver did not appear impaired.
The intersection was closed for about three and a half hours, police said, and it remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit.
Anyone with information is asked to call Senior Cpl. M. Calio at 302-365-8483 or contact Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.
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