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Police: Woman Runs Over Brother With Car

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DE -

An 18-year-old man has died after police say his sister ran him down with her car in New Castle County now she's facing charges.

It was grisly scene at Bungalow and Tamarack Avenue in Elsmere, Delaware.

That's where first responders found 18-year-old Jesus Martinez pinned under a van…after being dragged at least 100 feet by the vehicle according to investigators The driver of the van? His own sister.

Police Chief Laura Giles says 19-year-old Sheila Martinez-Rodriguez was fighting with her brother in the van before he got out.

Investigators say she ran him down and dragged him. She then made a U-turn before ditching the vehicle with him still underneath it.

"I'm sure she was probably terrified. So she fled the scene. I can't go with what was in her mind but she was apprehended at McDonalds on Route 2 and 7," Giles said.

Crews worked frantically to get Martinez out from under the van. He was airlifted to Christiana Hospital where he died.

A baseball bat was found at the scene but investigators wouldn't say how it was connected to the case.

The police chief says this crime scene will leave a mark in her mind.

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