The incident occurred at approximately 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 as a 14-year-old male from Lincoln was operating a Go-Kart traveling northbound on the shoulder of Cedar Creek Road. A 2009 Toyota Camry driven by a 36-year-old Lincoln women was traveling southbound on Cedar Creek Road approaching the Go-Kart. For unknown reasons, the operator of the Go-Kart swerved to the left and crossed into the path of the Camry. The operator of the Camry was unable to avoid the Go-Kart, causing the front end to collide with the right side of the Go-Kart. After the impact, the operator of the Go-Kart was ejected and came to rest in the middle of the southbound lane of Cedar Creek Road. The operator of the Camry continued southbound for a short distance before coming to a stop with the Go-Kart partially lodged under its bumper.
The 14-year-old operator of the Go-Kart was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 36-year-old operator of the Camry was properly restrained and was not injured as a result of this crash.
The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Impairment does not appear to be a contributing factor on behalf of either operator at this time. Cedar Creek Road was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 122717 2218