Child dies after being hit school bus

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Associated Press

Posted on February 23, 2011 at 3:36 AM

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Gulfport police are investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy who they say was hit by a school bus.

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says Kendrell McDonald was pronounced dead Tuesday at Garden Park Hospital in Gulfport.

Hargrove says witnesses told investigators that the boy was running alongside the bus and tripped and got caught underneath the bus.

The child was a fifth-grader at Bel-Aire Elementary School.

Assistant Police Chief Leonard Papania says the incident is under investigation.

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