Delaware Middle School Student Dies After Being Struck by Car

Friends and family are mourning a teen boy who died after he was struck by a vehicle in Delaware.

Tyler Spahn, 14, and three other teens were crossing the northbound lanes of Rt. 13 (N. DuPont Highway) in New Castle, Delaware around 2:55 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the teens were not using a marked crosswalk and were about 1/4 mile south of the pedestrian footbridge which crosses all lanes of Rt. 13.

As Spahn walked across the roadway he was struck by a 1999 Toyota Camry, police said. Spahn was vaulted into the windshield and then thrown to the ground, according to investigators. The other three teens managed to get across and were not injured.

Spahn was taken to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead. The driver, who remained at the scene, was not injured in the crash. Police continue to investigate.

Spahn attended George Read Middle School. Counselors will be available for students at the school Thursday.

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