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7-Year-Old Hit By Truck After Getting Off School Bus

KAUFMAN (CBSDFW.COM) – A 7-year-old Kaufman County boy is dead after he was hit by a truck that illegally passed a school bus Thursday afternoon.

The boy was getting off a Kaufman ISD school bus on Highway 34 near FM 2728 between Terrell and Kaufman around 3:30 Thursday when he was struck and killed.

The pickup truck stopped after hitting the boy.

Passing a stopped school bus is against Texas state law.  The bus had warning lights and the side stop sign extended at the time of the accident.

The driver of the pickup truck, 48-year-old Salvador Hernandez of Terrell, was arrested for manslaughter and taken to the Kaufman County jail.

The boy, identified Friday as 7-year-old Nicholas Garza, was a foster child.  He was getting off the bus with a foster brother who was holding his hand at the time of the accident.

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