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Child hit and killed while getting off bus in Pontotoc Co. identified

Source: WTVA Source: WTVA
PONTOTOC COUNTY, Miss (Mississippi News Now) -

Pontotoc County Sheriff's deputies were at the scene of a deadly accident where a child was apparently struck by a vehicle when getting off the bus, according to WTVA.

Sheriff Leo Mask said the accident happened on Old Highway 9 Tuesday afternoon. He says the child was getting off the bus when a vehicle swerved around the right side of the bus to avoid a collision.

Pontotoc County Coroner Kim Bedford identified her as 7-year-old Amiya Braxton who lived at the home where the bus had stopped to drop her off.

The accident remains under investigation.

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