Girl injured in crash that killed sister recovering at home

School district officials in Waushara County say a kindergarten student was killed and her sibling was injured when they were struck by a vehicle just before boarding a bus. (WLUK Photo)
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PLAINFIELD, Wis. (AP) - A 4-year-old girl struck by a pickup truck that killed her older sister in Waushara County is out of the hospital.

The Tri-County Area School District in Plainfield says the girl is recovering at home with her family.

She was injured and her 6-year-old sister was killed as they waited to board a school bus along Highway 73 Monday morning.

Officials say the bus was stopped and its lights were flashing when the pickup, traveling in the same direction, went around it and struck the girls.

The Waushara County Sheriff's Department has not released the status of the pickup driver.

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School district officials in Waushara County say a kindergarten student was killed and her sibling was injured when they were struck by a vehicle just before boarding a bus.

The Tri-County Area School District says the children were hit along Highway 73 southeast of Plainfield just after 7 a.m. Monday.

WLUK-TV reports district administrator Anthony Marinack says the bus was stopped and another vehicle going in the same direction struck the two children, killing the 6-year-old girl.

He says there were other students on the bus at the time.

The State Patrol is investigating.

(Copyright 2019, The Associated Press)



 
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