- Associated Press - Monday, March 23, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) - A southeastern Kentucky sheriff says a 10-year-old boy was hit by his school bus and killed as he returned home from school.

Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell said the boy was pronounced dead at the scene Monday afternoon. Harrell said one or both of the child’s parents were waiting for him and saw him get hit.

Harrell called the wreck “pure accident” and said the bus driver was distraught afterward and taken to a hospital.

He said the boy cleared the bus but somehow went into the ditch line and came back under the wheels.

The child’s name hasn’t been released.

Harrell said about 20 other children were on the bus at the time and were returned to their homes.

The wreck happened around 4 p.m. EDT about nine or 10 miles east of Williamsburg.


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