Update: Driver Identified in Bus Stop Accident that Killed 12-Year-Old Girl

Update (Oct.29)
PIKE COUNTY, AR-  The identity of the man who stuck a girl getting off a school bus has been released. 

An 88-year-old man was driving a Ford Explorer westbound along Highway 70 in the Salem area when he hit Jazmin Hernandez, 12, of Glenwood. 

The Arkansas State Police submitted an investigative report to the prosecutor who is reviewing the report for purposes of considering criminal charges that may be filed against.

Since no charges have been filed, Fox 16 will not disclose his name at this time. 

Update (Oct. 28):
LITTLE ROCK, AR - A 12-year-old girl who was struck by an SUV Monday afternoon at a bus stop in Pike County has died.

The Arkansas State Police identifies her as Jazmin Hernandez, of Glenwood.

The accident report states she was struck by a 2001 Ford Explorer headed west on Highway 70 which failed to yield when the bus stopped in the eastbound lane to unload passengers. The girl was hit as she crossed the highway.

The report notes that all emergency lights and signals were activated on the bus.

The girl had been taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Original story (Oct. 27):
PIKE COUNTY, AR – A child was struck by a vehicle after getting off a school bus.

Arkansas State Police say that around 3:45 p.m. Monday, a child was struck at a school bus stop.

Police say the child was injured but cannot confirm the extent of the injuries.  

The incident is under investigation.


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