Boy, 17, killed in crash on Blue Bell Hill in early hours of New Year's Day after crash with Skoda named as Augustine Carnell
A teenage boy from Rochester - killed when he was hit by a car on New Year’s Day - has been named as Augustine Carnell.
Talented and much-loved student Augustine Carnell
Police are appealing for information following the crash on the A229 at Blue Bell Hill at around 3.30am.
Augustine, 17, was believed to be walking home along the Maidstone-bound carriageway near the Shell service station when he was hit by a white Skoda Rapid.
He was a pupil at King’s school, Rochester.
Headmaster Jeremy Walker said today: “We have had some devastating news”.
Emergency services went to the scene but the boy was pronounced dead.
His family has been informed and his identity has just been formally revealed.
Officers from the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation team have started their investigations into the crash.
The road was closed for three-and-a-half hours while recovery work was carried out.
The teenager was killed in the New Year's Day
Selva Kumar, manager of the petrol station, said: “We were open but police told us to stay inside so we didn’t see anything apart from the emergency services.
"We’re open 24 hours but the road was closed so we couldn’t leave until about 7am when it reopened.”
Mr Kumar said the incident happened just past the forecourt, near Kent Motorhome Centre.
The Medway and Mid Kent coroner has been informed and a post mortem examination is due to be carried out next week.
If you have information on the accident, call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538.
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