Driver Detained After Fatal Hit-Run In Delaware County

By Tim Jimenez and Jericka Duncan

GLENOLDEN, Pa. (CBS) — There was a fatal hit and run accident Friday night in Glenolden Borough, Delaware County. The driver, 19-year-old Maurquis Thompson of Chester, is now in police custody.

At around 9:30 p.m., police in Delaware County were chasing down a car when it reportedly blew through a red light at Chester Pike and Glenolden Avenue.

The result was fatal, as police say the car hit two 15-year-old males identified as Mike Taylor and Mark McNeill of Glenolden.

According to authorities, Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene. McNeill was transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

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(Marquis Thompson.)

Police say Thompson (right) appeared to be under the influence of drugs, his eyes bloodshot and speech slurred, when Sharon Hill police officers arrested him around 10pm Friday night in Norwood Borough, where the car was also found abandoned.

The incident and following investigation closed Chester Pike for more than 2½ hours.

Kathleen Fraim says she knew both 15-year-old victims.

“Really good kids,” said Fraim. “Always in school, everything.”

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(Credit: Jericka Duncan)

A makeshift memorial for Taylor and McNeill now rests at the intersection they tried to cross. Friends say they were heading home.

Thompson is being held on $1 million bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 14, 2011 in Glenolden District Court.

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  • Martin Connors

    My thoughts go to the parents of the two boys. My son was killed on May 17, 2011 in front of his high school. This loss is tragic and beyond words. I pray for the families and the kids that have been hurt and affected by the death of two boys the same age as my son. The ripples will go out and touch a lot more people than any one can imagine.

  • Gruber

    A poster child for euthanaisa or abortion.

  • Awaiting Mo der ation Too!

    More young Y T’s killed by low- I Q sub oids.

  • Jim Wilmer

    Why do people run when those flashing lites go go? No license? High/drunk? Warrarents? Or fun? Here is a 19 yr. old, that will lose at least 3 yrs. due to jail time. Plus the deaths of two lads. If any conscience; a lifetime of regret.

  • India Gordy Martinez

    Im going to miss them…..I wont be able sit with Mark at lunch anymore and see Mike and say ”Hey” after school anymore……:'( Why do good die young…Rest in Paradise Mike and Mark<3

  • Sober Sam

    TRULY ASHAME!! This is the exact reason Sober Sam was started 2 years ago, to eliminate this threat! Our hearts go out to the victims of this horrible preventable tragedy!

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