Girl, 6, Killed at Bus Stop While Holding Grandmother's Hand

Child was standing on the sidewalk when a truck hit her
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2020 6:28 PM CST
Girl, 6, Killed at Bus Stop While Holding Grandmother's Hand
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Every morning, Jerrnia Horne, 6, was walked to her school bus stop by a parent or grandparent. On Friday, as the South Carolina girl waited for her bus, holding her grandmother's hand, a truck hit her. She died later at a hospital. "We were on the sidewalk. Then, I saw the black truck coming," Beatrice Mayson said. "I tried calling her, 'Jerrnia! Jerrnia!' (but) I can't hear no voice." Lancaster County officials are investigating the death and have not said whether the 39-year-old woman who was driving the truck will be charged, ABC reports.

Earlier last month, a 6-year-old girl was killed in Wisconsin while waiting for her school bus with a family member. The bus was stopped, its lights flashing, when a car going the same way hit both of them. The girl's female relative was hospitalized with injuries, per USA Today. Waushara County authorities are investigating. (In Brooklyn, a school bus hit and killed a girl walking to school with her brother.)

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