UPDATE (AUGUST 23)
The two-year-old killed in a motor vehicle collision Friday night in Colora has been identified by Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Michael Holmes.
Lydia Springham of Macintosh Drive was killed in the accident. Her father, David William Springham, 35, was injured.
The driver of the Jeep Wrangler which struck the Springhams is a 17-year-old male from Rising Sun. His passenger was a 15-year-old girl. Police did not identify the driver and passenger because they are minors.
ORIGINAL STORY (AUGUST 22)
A two-year-old child died after a motor vehicle collision in Colora last night.
At approximately 7:05 p.m., Cecil County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, assisted by the Rising Sun Police Department, responded to the 100 block of Macintosh Drive, Colora, in reference to a motor vehicle accident.
Upon arrival, deputies and officers observed that a Jeep Wrangler had been traveling northbound in the 100 block of Macintosh Drive, Colora.
During that time, a male was walking along the roadway with his two-year-old child. The two-year-old child was operating an electric type four-wheel toy vehicle.
The Jeep Wrangler struck the male and the child on the right side of the roadway.
The child was flown to Johns Hopkins University Medical Center in Baltimore. The child was later pronounced dead at the medical center.
The father was transported to Johns Hopkins University Medical Center by ambulance for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
The Jeep Wrangler’s driver and passenger were not treated for any injuries.
Deputy First Class Bryan Shockey is handling the reconstruction of the accident. No charges have been filed in reference to this incident.
More information will be released later, police say.
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