Upper Dublin High School sophomore Stephen Konz died after being struck by a vehicle

Upper Dublin High School sophomore Stephen Konz was struck and hit by a vehicle earlier this week while running and passed away. Upper Dublin School District Superintendent Steven Yanni announced Konz’s passing in a video message and offered condolences to Konz’s family. He also detailed how students could receive support from the district in dealing with the tragedy. Konz was 16 years old.

In an email to Upper Dublin High School families, it was stated that students were told about Konz’s passing in the morning and the school held a moment of silence.

Konz earned a black belt in June from East Montgomery Martial Arts, where he had trained since the age of eight. The dojo also expressed sympathy for Konz’s friends and family.

The Upper Dublin Police Department also offered condolences to Konz’s family and gave some initial details on how it is investigating the matter. From the department:

We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the Konz family and to all those who have been affected by this tragedy.  The crash investigation, being headed by our reconstruction experts within the Community Response Unit, is ongoing.  We will provide relevant updates as they become available.  We would ask that anyone who may have witnessed this incident contact our department at 215-646-2101.

You can watch the message from the superintendent below.