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6-year-old girl fatally struck by school bus in Conroe, Texas

Nov. 18, 2020
The girl was running to catch the bus when it hit her.

A 6-year-old girl in Conroe, Texas, has died after she being struck by a school bus.

KPRC-TV reports that Sophia Isabella Irehata was running to catch the bus Tuesday morning after the other children had already boarded.

Police say the driver didn’t see Sophia run in front of the bus and started driving off when the bus struck her.

According to witnesses at the scene, emergency medical personnel arrived and started life-saving procedures. The girl was transported to a local hospital, where she died about an hour later.

The girl was a student at Anderson Elementary School in the Conroe district.

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