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Child, 7, Killed in Crash North of Smyrna

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SMYRNA, Del.- Delaware State Police say a 7-year-old boy was killed and six other people were injured in a Monday night crash that happened on Route 1 approximately north of Smyrna.

Troopers said incident occurred at 10 p.m. as several northbound vehicles slowed while approaching traffic south of a lane closure due to construction. Police said that is when a 2004 International truck traveling north in the right lane failed to properly slow, and struck the rear of a 2013 Mazda 3, sending that vehicle off of the east side of the roadway, where it came to rest in the grass.
 
After striking the Mazda, police said the truck continued north and immediately struck four other vehicles before stopping.
 
The driver of the Mazda, Eileen Kosc, 42, of Wilmington, was transported to Christiana Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A passenger, Bryan Kosc, 7, was transported to Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A second passenger, Brandon Kosc, 12, was transported to Alfred I. duPont Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
 
Investigators said the driver of the International truck, Bryan Hughes, 28, of Greenwood, was not injured. All of the drivers of the four other vehicles he struck were transported to Christiana Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They were identified as Anthony Tuskweth, 32, of Wilmington, who was driving a 2006 Dodge Sprinter; Syreeta Brock, 34, of Wilmington, who was driving a 2006 Infiniti G35; Susan Gervais, 45, of Chesapeake City, Md., who was driving a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta; and Monet Dowers, 24, of Trenton, N.J., who was driving a 2003 Saturn Ion.
 
All drivers and passengers were properly restrained during the crash, trooper said. 
 
The DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing its investigation into this crash. Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor, police said. No charges have been filed.

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