Update December 8, 10:30 AM——————————-
Truck driver Gregory Jackson, 41, of Texarkana, has been arrested for criminal negligent homicide in connection with the death of a teenager who was fatally struck by an 18 wheeler after exiting a school bus near Livingston, Texas, on Thursday afternoon, according to WFLX.
He was booked into the Polk County Jail.
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The Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) confirmed that a teenager exiting a school bus was fatally struck by an 18 wheeler on Thursday afternoon.
The crash occurred around 4:15 p.m. on December 7 north of Livingston, Texas.
Authorities say that a school bus was stopped facing north on U.S. Highway 59 with lights activated and the stop arm extended to allow a student to get off. A Toyota was behind the school bus.
Texas DPS says that a northbound 18 wheeler struck the Toyota and then veered off to strike a 15 year old boy standing in a driveway.
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Neither the Toyota driver or the truck driver were injured.
The Livingston Independent School District issued a statement on the fatal accident:
“Our district lost a member of its family. At times like this, we are reminded how precious life can be and how fragile each life truly is. It is sad when our district loses a member of its family. It is even more tragic when such a young life is taken away from us. We extend our thoughts and sincere condolences to family and friends.”