9-year-old Mississippi boy killed by a truck while en-route to catch a school bus

Pedro Marrero
Nov 08, 2018
02:19 P.M.

An elementary school student was killed by a truck that hit him while he was trying to board a school bus.


A little boy died on Wednesday, October 31, after a pick-up truck struck him while he was crossing the street at 6:30am to board the school bus.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol, the victim was identified as Dalen Thomas, a 9-year-old student at Baldwyn Elementary School.

An ambulance took the nine-year-old boy to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. He was then airlifted to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, but he was pronounced dead in the hospital.

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Authorities said it seems the driver of a westbound pickup truck hit the child as he tried to cross the road on Highway 370 at County Road 2578, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Mississippi Highway Patrol identified 22-year-old Hunter Newman as the driver of the westbound Toyota pickup truck that struck the child. He's been charged with aggravated assault and his bond is set at $10,000.


The Baldwyn School District Assistant Superintendent, Raymond Craven, said "the bus was properly stopped when a truck hit the student, we are asking for prayers for the family and for the school."

Unfortunately, four other students were on the bus at the time of the accident, as reported by Mississippi Highway Patrol.


Another tragedy occurred when a school bus collided with a dump truck in New Jersey. In the incident, a teacher and one child were found dead and all passengers were injured.

It happened along Route 80 near Mount Olive Township, New Jersey State, on May 17. The school bus was from East Brook Middle School and was said to be carrying fifth-grade students and teachers.

In a joint statement, police Acting Superintendent Patrick Callahan and Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp shared that the collision had occurred at around 10:20 a.m. on that sad Thursday.

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