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Security officer directing traffic outside Little Rock, Arkansas, school dies after being hit by car

Aug. 15, 2023
Victor Montgomery was working on the first day of classes outside Joe T. Robinson Elementary School in the Pulaski County Special School District.

A security officer was fatally hit by a car Monday morning while directing traffic outside an elementary school in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports that Victor Montgomery was directing traffic for the first day of school on Arkansas 10 near Joe T. Robinson Elementary School.

The Pulaski County Special School District said Montgomery was between Robinson Elementary and Robinson High School when a “vehicle traveling westbound struck the employee, dragging him several yards in the road before coming to a stop."

Montgomery was taken to a local hospital and later died from his injuries.

He had worked for the district for seven years, serving the high school and assisting with traffic at the elementary school, the district said.

Authorities identified the driver of the vehicle as Desmond Nkala, 55. He stopped immediately and has been cooperative in the investigation, police said.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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