14-Year-Old Cheltenham High Student Killed On Way To School
CHELTENHAM TWP, Pa. (CBS) – A female student was struck by a car and killed on her way to school in Cheltenham Township Wednesday morning.
According to police, the 14-year-old victim, identified by school district officials as Dajanique Brown-Rogers, was struck while trying to cross the road to her bus stop. The accident happened at about 6:30 a.m. near the intersection of New Second Street and Clarion Avenue in the Melrose Park section of the city.
Police say the driver stopped immediately and witnesses attempted to help the victim.
An ambulance took the student to Albert Einstein Trauma Center where she later died.
District counselors, high school administrators and department coordinators of Cheltenham High School informed students of the accident at 10:45 a.m.
“We, as a District, will do everything in our power to fully assist the Brown-Rogers family and will continue to provide emotional support to all members of our District during this very difficult time,” said Superintendent Davis in a statement released Wednesday.
Grief counselors were on hand at the school to assist students and teachers.
The Cheltenham Township Police Department and Highway Safety Unit are investigating the crash.
Anyone with information is asked to call Cheltenham Township Police at 215-885-1600.