Police: SUV strikes 3 children at Pa. bus stop, killing 11-year-old

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 14, 2019 2:21 PM
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FILE - Schools buses are seen at Rohrer Bus Sales in Duncannon, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Butler) -- Authorities say a sport utility vehicle struck three children waiting for a school bus in western Pennsylvania, killing an 11-year-old boy.

State police in Butler County say the children were struck just before 9 a.m. Monday in Summit Township after the driver stopped at a stop sign and turned right but apparently didn't see the children standing or sitting along the roadway.

The boy was pronounced dead at Butler Memorial Hospital. A 10-year-old boy was flown to UPMC Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh with undisclosed injuries. An 8-year-old girl had an ankle injury described as minor.

State police say glare from the sun may have been a factor in the accident.

The Butler Area School District said their "thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this difficult time."

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