A child was killed in a six vehicle crash along a heavily traveled roadway in central Delaware.
Bryan Kosc, 7, was severely hurt when his mother’s Mazda 3 was hit from behind by a truck in the northbound lanes of Route 1 near Smyrna, Del. at 10 p.m. Monday night, according to Delaware State Police.
Troopers say the truck, driven by Bryan Hughes, did not slow ahead of a lane closure and rammed into the back of the Mazda. The car, carrying Bryan, his 42-year-old mother Eileen Kosc and 12-year-old brother Brandon Kosc, was pushed off of the roadway and into a grassy area.
After hitting the Mazda, Hughes hit four other cars before stopping, police say.
Eileen and Bryan Kosc were taken to Christiana Hospital. There, Bryan Kosc was pronounced dead, according to police. Eileen had non-life-threatening injuries. Brandon Kosc was transported to Alfred I. duPont Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The drivers of the other vehicles hit all suffered minor injuries and were taken to Christiana Hospital, police say.
Police say all drivers and passengers were wearing their seat belts and it appears alcohol is not a factor.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating.