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Alabama kindergartner killed by school bus

Driver did not see 5-year-old boy who was bent down to pick up a notebook

A 5-year-old boy in Alabama has died after being was struck by a school bus reports that Bissiah Hedges, a kindergartner at George Washington Carver Elementary School in Tuskegee, was killed at about 6:30 a.m. on a road in the Fort Davis community, about 15 miles from Tuskegee.

Police say the driver usually saw the boy running from his front door on her left-hand side. Today, she did not see him run out. The driver did not see that Bissiah was trying to pick up a notebook and bag of candy on the right-hand side of the bus, Bentley said. She drove off, thinking he was staying home, and a back tire ran over him.

Alabama state troopers are investigating the accident.

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