According to reports, the incident occurred last October as third-grader Summer Steele attempted to exit a school bus in Plainfield. The school bus closed on her, and she was dragged a short distance before the bus struck her.
Summer was rushed to Berkshire Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Parson told police that as he had dropped of two children at the stop, but failed to ensure that Summer was clear of the doors after seeing the other child run up her drive way.
The tragic accident has resulted in calls for sensors that would ensure riders have fully cleared school bus doors before the doors can close.