Parker County

Girl, 6, Fatally Struck by School Bus; Vigil Planned

A Parker County girl was struck after getting off the school bus Monday afternoon, DPS officials say; the bus driver is not currently facing any charges

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A 6-year-old girl died Monday afternoon after being struck by a school bus in Parker County, state troopers say.

It happened shortly after 4 p.m. on the 400 block of Canyon Creek Circle, a neighborhood about 7 miles southwest of downtown Weatherford.

According to a statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety, a Brock Independent School District bus driver stopped and offloaded several students.

As the bus began moving, it struck the girl, DPS said. The child, identified by the medical examiner's office and the DPS as 6-year-old Emory Sayre, died at the scene.

In a statement to NBC 5, a Brock ISD spokesman confirmed Sayre attended school in the district and that no other students were hurt.

"We are working through the accident with local law enforcement and school administrators but our focus remains on the healing of one of our own at this time," the district's statement read. "Please join us by adding this student to your thoughts and prayers."

Campus counselors and crisis support teams will be at Sayre's campus during classes Tuesday, the district said.

The DPS said Tuesday that the bus driver and Brock ISD staff are cooperating with this investigation and that, at this time, the driver is not facing any criminal charges. No further details from the investigation were immediately available.

A community vigil is planned for 8 p.m. Tuesday night at Brock Elementary.

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