According to reports, the 10-year-old middle school student, identified as Zjequalin Cody, missed his bus and was running after it when he tripped and fell under the vehicle’s wheels. The boy died of blunt force trauma.
The school bus driver told investigators he was not aware that the child was chasing the bus. Another driver witnessed the accident and called 911.
A crash team is performing a mechanical inspection of the bus, and a crises center has been established at the middle school to assist grieving students and parents.
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