Friday, November 10, 2017
A young girl was struck and killed by a school bus in Orange County Friday morning, state police say.
The girl, about 5 or 6 years old, was hit by the bus in the area of Acres Road and Lemberg Court in Kiryas Joel Friday morning. It's not clear whether she was struck getting off the bus or had been on the side of the road.
The intersection was closed for investigation into the evening. Members of the Hasidic Jewish community performed a religious ritual around the bus where the girl died.
"It's so sad, a small child passing away from an accident," said Kiryas Joel Assistant Fire Chief Isaac Friedman.
State police said they were still trying to notify the girl's family Friday afternoon. The school district's office was closed for the day and unable to be reached for comment.
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