Teen killed by car in Willingboro parking lot ID'd

De'Jour Benson

March 26, 2013 10:59:28 AM PDT
Police in Willingboro, New Jersey have released the name of the teen who was struck and killed in a shopping plaza parking lot.

De'Jour Benson, 17, of Willingboro, died after being hit by a car in the East Ridge Plaza at 621 Beverly-Rancocas Road at 11:23 p.m. Friday.

Benson was rushed to Cooper University Hospital, but later died.

Police say the circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation.

There was no word on if investigators believe this was an accident or a crime.

The Willingboro School District said on its website that Benson was a senior and was the son of a security officer.

Benson's funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Living Faith Christian Center in Pennsauken.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests visitors "like" the Dejour K. Benson Memorial Fund page on Facebook.