Georgia girl, 8, dies after she was hit by car at bus stop, driver arrested for vehicular homicide

A Georgia girl died from injuries she suffered when a driver ran her over as she was attempting to board a school bus, and the driver has been arrested in connection with the child’s death.

The eight-year-old girl was attempting to board a Henry County School bus on Thursday on Jackson Lake Road, at the intersection of a private driveway, when the driver of a Ford Fusion plowed into her, Georgia State Patrol said, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.

State Patrol said the bus had its red flashing lights activated, and that the stop signs on both the front and rear were displayed.

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Following the crash, the girl was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators announced Saturday that the girl had succumbed to her injuries.

The driver who hit the girl was identified as 25-year-old Kaylee Andre, who was booked into the Henry County Jail on charges of first-degree vehicular homicide, failure to stop for a school bus loading and unloading and failure to exercise due care.

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Andre’s windshield had been iced over, and she allegedly did not scrape all the ice off, which partially obstructed her view.