Teen fatally struck on Route 15 in Haymarket

A car fatally struck a 13-year-old boy Tuesday afternoon on Route 15 in Haymarket, Virginia, near Graduation Drive, Prince William County police said.

The accident occurred in the area of James Madison Highway and Graduation Drive near Battlefield High School and Reagan Middle School at around 12:35 p.m. Prince William County police said the driver, identified as a 46-year-old woman from Chantilly, was driving a 2019 Honda Odssey, heading northbound on James Madison Highway.

Police determined the driver had a green light at the intersection as the teenager was attempting to cross James Madison Highway. After hitting the pedestrian, the driver stayed at the scene. She was not injured at the scene.

WTOP news partner InsideNova reports the victim was taken to UVA Haymarket Medical Center, where he later died. Prince William County police said due to Virginia law, the teenager’s identity was not disclosed.

As a result of the crash and the police investigation, Northbound James Madison/Route 15 was closed between Lightner Road and Graduation Drive. WTOP’s Dave Dildine in the Traffic Center said the road opened about 3 p.m.

Police did not say if the driver will be charged but they are still investigating the incident.

Another 13-year-old boy died in January after being hit by two cars on the same intersection.

Below is a map of the area where the incident happened.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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