Child Killed in School Bus Accident

7 years 9 months 1 hour ago Tuesday, January 18 2011 Jan 18, 2011 Tuesday, January 18, 2011 11:11:59 PM CST January 18, 2011 in News
CALLAWAY COUNTY - Missouri Highway Patrol confirmed a 6-year-old boy, Hunter Pitt of Williamsburg, was struck and killed by a school bus. The accident occurred in Callaway County on County Road 182.

KOMU spoke with the boy's relatives Tuesday evening who said he was coming home after getting dropped off by the bus. He was with his sister who ran ahead and is uninjured.

Sgt. Paul Reinsch of Missouri Highway Patrol said the time of the incident is unknown. But, Hunter's cousin said he got to the scene right after it happened around 3:50.

The driver has been identified as Willie Leonberger, 77, of Auxvasse.

Officials said the investigation is still ongoing and no other details have been released.


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