Teen struck, killed by van



A 14-year old East Kent teen was struck and killed by a van while walking along Longwoods Road east of Bothwell last night.

Emergency vehicles responded to the incident shortly after 6 p.m. when it was reported that a Pontiac Montana van struck two pedestrians.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the van was travelling eastbound on Longwoods Road when he struck two local teenagers, one on a bicycle and one on foot.

The 14-year-old youth walking on foot sustained life threatening injuries and was transported via ambulance to Four Counties Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

His friend, also 14 years, was knocked off his bike and transported to Four Counties Hospital for medical treatment of minor injuries.

The driver of the van, a 52-year-old Wardsville man was not physically injured.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service Traffic Unit is investigating the collision.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Doug Cowell at 519-355-1092.


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