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Milford Beacon
  • Child killed in Smyrna crash involving Greenwood man

  • A 7-year-old boy died Aug. 12 in a multiple-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 1 northbound, about one mile north of Smyrna.
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  • A 7-year-old boy died Aug. 12 in a multiple-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 1 northbound, about one mile north of Smyrna.
    According to the Delaware State Police, the crash occurred at 10 p.m. as several northbound vehicles slowed while approaching traffic south of a lane closure due to construction. Police said a 2004 International truck operated by 28-year-old Bryan Hughes of Greenwood traveling north in the right lane failed to properly slow and struck the rear of a 2012 Mazda 3, operated by 42-year-old Eileen Kosc of Wilmington. Police said the Mazda was forced off the east side of the roadway, where it came to rest in the grass. Police said the truck continued north and immediately struck four other vehicles before stopping.
    Police said Eileen Kosc was transported to Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Seven-year-old Bryan Kosc, also in the Mazda, was also transported to Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Another passenger, 12-year-old Brandon Kosc, was transported to Alfred I. DuPont Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All three occupants were properly restrained.
    Hughes was properly restrained and was not injured. The drivers of the four other vehicles struck by the truck – Anthony Tuskweth, 32, of Wilmington; Syreeta Brock, 34, of Wilmington; Susan Gervais, 45, of Chesapeake City, Md.; and Monet Dowers, 24, of Trenton, NJ – were transported to Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All drivers were properly restrained.
    Police said the investigation into this incident is ongoing, however alcohol does not appear to be a factor and no charges have been filed.
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