A 6-year-old boy died after being run over by a school bus while he was riding his bicycle in Maine on Wednesday, May 1, authorities have confirmed.
The Rumford Police Department said in a press conference on Thursday, May 2, that the boy, who has been identified as a first-grade student Jayce Holt, was killed after accidentally being hit by a school bus.
The bus driver has been identified as Stephen Arsenault, 51.
The boy was studying at the Rumford Elementary and the school confirmed his death by sharing a Facebook post on Wednesday.
Here's the post, check it out.
Citing the police statement, The Press Herald reported that Jayce was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk, northbound on the west side of Waldo Street when in some way he "interacted with one of the four people on the passing school bus."
The boy was not wearing a helmet at the time. He was unaware that the bus had made a left turn into his path and he entered the crosswalk. He did not have enough time to react and his bike was run over by the bus by the left rear tires.
Investigators say the bus driver has fully cooperated with them. There is no early indication that he was at fault. For the last 10 years, Stephen has maintained a pristine driving record.