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Published March 24, 2010, 07:34 AM

Authorities ID Pine River boy killed by school bus

PINE RIVER, Minn. (AP) - Cass County authorities have released the name of a 6-year-old boy who was killed by a school bus in Pine River.

PINE RIVER, Minn. (AP) - Cass County authorities have released the name of a 6-year-old boy who was killed by a school bus in Pine River.

Authorities say Evan Lindquist had just gotten off the bus at his rural Pine River home when he was struck by the bus Monday afternoon.

The bus driver was identified Tuesday as 74-year-old Westal Maine of Pequot Lakes. Pine River-Backus schools transportation director Tom Bristow says the driver was "devastated."

The accident remains under investigation. Pine River is about 20 miles north of Brainerd.

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