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Pedestrian hit by school bus dies

Posted at 8:02 AM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-02 00:15:55-05

Tucson police say a school bus hit a woman Thursday morning around 7 a.m. at Swan and Fort Lowell has died.

According to Sergeant Pete Dugan with the Tucson Police Department, 61-year-old Kerry O'Donnell was walking in a crosswalk when she was struck.

Police say the light was green for the walker but red for the driver of the bus.

TPD says evidence shows that the TUSD driver was traveling in the Northbound lane when the light turned red before he arrived at the intersection. 

There were two, grade school students on the bus during the collision but they were not injured.

Police say, the driver nor the victim showed signs of impairment and speed does not appear to be a factor in the incident.

No arrests or citations have been made in this on-going investigation.

Tucson Unified School District released a statement:

Tucson Unified School District is deeply saddened by the incident involving one of our school buses this morning. Our staff members are cooperating fully with the Tucson Police Department’s investigation. As we continue to process what happened, we send our sympathies to all who are affected.

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