13-year-old bicyclist killed in crash is ID’d
By IRA PORTER
The News Journal
A 13-year-old bicyclist was killed Monday when he was struck by a minivan while crossing Del. 273 in Christiana, state police said.
The victim was identified this afternoon as John B. Sullivan.
The boy was riding across the road about 4:50 p.m. at the intersection near W. Main Street, near the entrance to Christiana Town Center, when he was struck by an eastbound 2002 Dodge Caravan.
The driver of the Caravan was a 79-year-old Newark woman, identified as Ruth Fisher.
She had a green light, said police spokesman Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh.
Fisher was not injured, he said.
A 2007 Toyota Yaris, driven by Rodney Kim, 27, of Wilmington, was stopped in the left turn lane of Del. 273, Whitmarsh said. After colliding with the van, Sullivan was thrown forward and struck the Toyota, he said.
The boy was not wearing a helmet, Whitmarsh said.
Delaware State Police are still investigating the crash.
No charges have been filed.
Traffic in the eastbound lanes of Del. 273 – the Christiana Bypass – was shut down for about two hours.
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