SYRACUSE A fourth-grade student at West Point Elementary Schoo died after being hit by a school bus Wednesday afternoon in Syracuse.
The accident happened at about 3:45 p.m. near 800 S. 3695 West, said Syracuse Police Lt. Tracy Jensen.
After getting off the bus, the boy walked to a corner of the intersection, Jensen said. As the driver made a left-hand turn, the boy apparently tried to cross the street and was hit by the bus, Jensen said.
"He was pulled underneath the bus and run over by the back wheels," he said.
The boy, who police said was 8, was flown to Ogden Regional Medical Center where he died at about 4:30 p.m., Jensen said.
The bus driver has driven buses for the district for at least 10 years, said Chris Williams, a spokesman for the Davis County School District.
"She's a veteran driver," Williams said. "All I know is that she's pretty shaken up."
The driver will be put on paid administrative leave and will undergo standard drug and alcohol testing, Williams said.
No citations have been issued at this point, Jensen said.
Police declined to identify the victim or the bus driver, citing the ongoing investigation.
"It's still under investigation. We've talked to a lot of people and we need to sit down as a department and work this out," Jensen said.
There were about 15 students on the bus at the time of the accident, Williams said.Grief counselors will be available at West Point Elementary School today, and Williams said people can also call Davis Mental Health at 773-7060.
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