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6-Year-Old Girl Hit, Killed By Bus In Orange County

A 5-year-old child was hit and killed by a school bus.
A 5-year-old child was hit and killed by a school bus. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

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A 6-year-old girl was hit and killed by a school bus in the village of Kiryas Joel in the town of Monroe in Orange County, according to the New York State Police.

The child was hit around 11:15 a.m., Friday by the bus near Acres Road, said Trooper Steve Nevel, spokesman for the New York State Police.

After the bus stopped to let several children off, Leah Mezzi of Brooklyn exited the bus and proceeded to a south sidewalk and abruptly changed directions and began to cross the street in front of the bus, state police said.

The bus driver did not see her change directions and she was subsequently struck by the front bumper and was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to police.

An investigation of the accident is continuing.

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