Police: 19-year-old tried to pass school bus and hit Franklin County 6th grader


UPDATE 1:10 p.m.

BOONES MILL, Va. (WSET) - A sixth grade student hit by a car while boarding the bus on Wednesday and thankfully that child is okay.

State police said the 13-year-old girl was getting on the bus on Grassy Hill Road in Boones Mill around 7 a.m. They say she had minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Officials say the bus had just stopped when a 19-year-old woman didn't stop, went around the bus, and hit the girl as she crossed the road. Marla Kesauver of Rocky Mount is now charged with passing a stopped school bus.

According to police, Kesauver was not hurt. They confirmed the bus did have its lights flashing but there was also heavy fog at the time.


BOONES MILL, Va. (WSET) - Franklin County School superintendent Mark Church says a student was hit by a car while boarding a school bus.

Church says it happened on Route 919 in Boones Mill.

Church says the 6th grader's injuries are minor. State Police are investigating.

This is a developing story, stay with ABC 13 for updates.

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