Delaware student killed while crossing Route 13

(pedestrian walk signal photo via Lehnerer/

(pedestrian walk signal photo via Lehnerer/

Delaware State Police say a 14-year-old boy was struck and killed trying to cross North DuPont Highway in New Castle.

Police say four teenagers were crossing the road near Basin Road about 2:55 p.m. Wednesday. One of the youths, 14-year-old Tyler Spahn, was hit by a car driven by 21-year-old Jamia Dorsey of Wilmington.

Police say Spahn was thrown onto the windshield and then the ground. He was taken to Christiana Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No one else was hurt. Police say the youths were not walking in a marked crosswalk.

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Troopers say no charges have been filed.

All four teens were students at George Read Middle School. Colonial School District leaders say counselors will be at the school on Thursday to help students cope with the death of a classmate. 

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