Dover girl, 6, dies after struck by vehicle

DOVER – A 6-year-old Dover girl was fatally struck by a vehicle driven by an alleged drunk driver while standing on a sidewalk Wednesday night, police said.

David Randall

David Randall

Anya Jackson died from her injuries after being transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, according to Dover Police.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:26 p.m. in the White Oak Condos parking lot, authorities said, with three people struck and injured by a vehicle driven by David Randall, 26, of the 100 block of Winterton Lane.

Police said Mr. Randall was attempting to park a 2002 Ford Focus in front of the L Building at 1001 White Oak Road when the vehicle sped forward onto the sidewalk.

The Jackson youth was pinned to the building by the vehicle, police said, while her mother LeShell Wiles and a family friend were also struck. All three were taken to the hospital.

The Jackson youth died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma, police said; the other two victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The other two victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Mr. Randall was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna on $34,100 secured bond on a first-degree vehicular homicide charge, two counts of second-degree vehicular assault and driving under the influence.

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