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Community Remembers Girl, 10, Killed in Del. Crash

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MILFORD, Del.- A memorial is set up at the front desk of Banneker Elementary School in Milford. It is there to commemorate the life of 10-year-old Christina Stevens, who lost her life in a tragic car accident Wednesday afternoon. 

The accident occurred on North Old State Road in the Ellendale area. Christina was in the car with her 20-year old brother Alexander Jackson, as well as two other siblings who were injured in the crash. 

Delaware State Police said Jackson was heading southbound, just south of Fleatown Road at a very high speed, when the accident took place. According to police, Jackson lost control of the vehicle causing it to enter the northbound lane. Troopers said that in order to avoid another car, Jackson then swerved to the right, which caused the vehicle to strike a ditch and go airborne into some adjacent trees. 

Christina was pronounced dead on the scene, according to police. Her 14-year old brother was airlifted to Christiana Medical Center where he was in stable condition. Her 6-year old sister was transported to Milford Memorial Hospital and treated with non-life-threatening injuries. Jackson was transported to Milford Memorial Hospital as well, and was in stable condition. 

On Thursday morning, the emotion was palpable at Banneker. Milford Superintendent of Schools Phyllis Kohel said that the community is in shock. 

"Any death within your community is tragic," she said. "And Milford has had its share most recently. But to lose a 10-year-old student is just unexplainable." 

Kohel said that it was especially tragic because Christina had such a bright future. 

"She was very pleasant," she said. "A very fun-loving young lady, dedicated to her studies. A very good student from what I understand. And very well-respected by not just her peers, but by her teachers as well." 

Meanwhile, outside of Banneker, Simon Drzewiecki held the hand of his granddaughter. He said he could not imagine the family's pain. 

"What could this little girl have been," he asked. "A school teacher? A principal? A scientist? Nobody knows what this little girl could have been."

If you would like to support the family of Christina, you can donate to the Banneker Elementary School. They will use that money to help fund the funeral arrangements. Donations can be made at the principal's office at the school located at 449 North St. in Milford. 

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