Matthew Gowen, 13, killed in pedestrian collision on South Salem Church Road in Dover Township, Pennsylvania

Modified Date: 
Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:47pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Middle school student hit, killed by minivan

Initial investigation found that a Kia minivan was travelling northbound on South Salem Church Road. At the same time four juvenile males were walking/standing along the shoulder of the roadway with an elliptical machine. The minivan collided with the elliptical machine and one of the juveniles.

Community remembers 13-year-old struck, killed by vehicle in Dover Township

According to his friends, Gowen was an eighth grader at Dover Intermediate School. On Friday the school had grief counselors on hand for students.     

Friends of 13-year-old killed by van while carrying elliptical machine plan vigil

The vigil is planned for 7:45 p.m. in the community park down the hill from Dover Intermediate School, where Matthew Gowen was in the eighth grade.   


People Involved: 
Matthew Gowen

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