UPDATE: The Tri-County Area School District posted the following update on their website after a six-year-old student was fatally struck by a car during a bus pickup Monday morning:
|"After meeting with the mother/family of the children involved in this tragic incident, we are able to confirm that the second child involved in this vehicle-student collision – the 4-year-old sister of the accident’s fatal victim – has been released from medical care with relatively minor injuries and is home recovering with her family.|
District counselors, support personnel from Waushara County Crisis Team, and additional counselors from the Wautoma School District have been available throughout the day to aid students and staff in processing this heartbreaking event.
The District would like to offer sincere gratitude to the numerous school districts who reached out to extend their condolences, many of whom also offered to lend counseling support to our students and staff if needed.
Please keep the family of these children in your thoughts and prayers."
PLAINFIELD, Wis. (AP) - School district officials in Waushara County say a kindergarten student was killed and her sibling was injured when they were struck by a vehicle just before boarding a bus.
The Tri-County Area School District says the children were hit along Highway 73 southeast of Plainfield just after 7 a.m. Monday.
WLUK-TV reports district administrator Anthony Marinack says the bus was stopped and another vehicle going in the same direction struck the two children, killing the 6-year-old girl.
He says there were other students on the bus at the time.
The State Patrol is investigating.