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8-year-old girl dies after being hit by school bus in Wichita, Kansas

Aug. 18, 2023
Police say Harmoney Harper was hit in front of her home as she was running to catch the bus.

An 8-year-old girl died Wednesday morning after being hit by a school bus in front of her home in Wichita, Kansas.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the accident was reported at 7:18 a.m. 

Police said the girl, an elementary student in the Derby school district, was running to wait for her bus with her brother and ran between two cars and when she was hit.

The girl was unresponsive when first responders arrived.  She died at the scene, police said.

Police identified the girl as Harmoney Harper, 8. Her family has created a GoFundMe page to raise funds for funeral expenses.

 “We are heartbroken by the loss of one of our students,” Derby superintendent Heather Bohaty said. “Students and staff will be supported by additional social workers from schools across our district.”

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