Smyrna, DE — A deadly multi-car accident along Route 1 left one child dead and several other people injured just north of Smyrna on Monday night, August 12, 2013. Police said that 7-year old Bryan Kosc was killed, a 9-year old child was seriously injured, and 6 others were hospitalized after a box truck crashed into a group of vehicles that were slowing down for a construction zone.

The accident happened on 10:15 p.m. on the north side of Smyrna. Police said that a box truck was headed north on Route 1 when it came upon four passenger cars and a van that had slowed down for a construction zone ahead. The box truck did not brake in time and crashed into the group, causing a chain-reaction collision.

Bryan Kosc, 7, and the 9-year old were in the first car and were seriously injured by the accident. After being taken to separate hospitals for treatment, Kosc passed away and the 9-year old remained in serious condition.

6 others were injured in the accident and the box truck driver, identified as 28-year old Bryan Hughes, was unharmed.

The accident is still under investigation.

Scene of the Accident

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Jason is back to work and is now playing Sled Hockey and wheelchair rugby!! Jason is the strongest and most amazing man! He may nly have 1/2 a leg, but that is ALL he is lacking!! Thanks to prayer and GOD and awsome first responders and Baylor doctors. Jason's wife, Sheila
— Sheila
I'm a former employee. I had brought up this exact scenario and suggested a maintenance procedure that would eliminate the possibility of this type injury. Obviously my warning went unheeded.
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I was actually a couple cars back from this wreck, one of the first on the scene, and helped administer CPR on the victims. The truck driver was going way too fast, but it was actually his trailer that swung around and hit the suv, the semi-truck ended in the median.
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Thank you for posting these accident articles on your site. At the company that I work for, e deal with monitoring construction activity and work around trenches and all sorts of construction equipment/vehicles. I sometimes wonder if construction companies have enough safety training to inform employees of how to protect themselves while on the job.
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