- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Family members have identified the boy who was struck and killed by a school bus while riding his bicycle in Mansfield.

The family of 13-year-old Shane Farrell released a statement identifying him as the victim of Wednesday’s crash. They say Farrell was a “remarkable young man who touched the lives of many people.”

Police say Farrell was hit about 2 p.m. on East Street near a bike path. He was less than half a mile away from his house.

The children on the bus were taken to Qualters Middle School and Mansfield High School. Grief counselors were available until parents arrived.

Authorities are investigating. They haven’t said what caused the accident.

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