Boy killed when school bus in Minn. hits himPINE RIVER, Minn. (AP) - A 6-year-old boy has died after being hit by a school bus in the central Minnesota town of Pine River.
PINE RIVER, Minn. (AP) - A 6-year-old boy has died after being hit by a school bus in the central Minnesota town of Pine River.
Cass County Sheriff Randy Fisher told The Brainerd Dispatch that the boy was struck after being let off the bus Monday afternoon.
Authorities did not release the boy's name, pending notification of relatives.
Fisher says authorities are still trying to determine exactly how the accident happened.
Pine River-Backus schools transportation director Tom Bristow told the newspaper that the bus driver is "devastated." Kristil McDonald, the principal at Pine River-Backus High School, says a crisis team was convened and that members had contacted families of students who were on the bus.
Pine River is about 20 miles north of Brainerd.