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Girl injured in Wyoming school bus accident on life support

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) - UPDATE 4/24/19: Family members say a 6-year-old Wyoming girl involved in an accident with a school bus is in a coma and on life support at a Colorado hospital.
 
The Sheridan Press reports the mother and stepfather of Esperanza Lagunes-Aarstad say she has brain swelling as a result of the accident that occurred Monday at a Sheridan elementary school.
 
Police say the accident occurred when the child attempted to catch her bus home from school by running alongside it while trying to get the driver's attention. She ended up being pulled under the bus.
 
The incident remains under investigation, but Sheridan Police Lt. Travis Koltiska says based on the preliminary investigation there are no anticipated charges against the bus driver.
 

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ORIGINAL:

Authorities say a 6-year-old student was seriously injured by a school bus at an elementary school in northern Wyoming.

The student, whose name has not been released, was running toward the bus trying to stop the driver from leaving Sheridan's Henry Coffeen Elementary School on Monday afternoon and was pulled beneath the vehicle. The Sheridan Press reports the child was flown to a hospital in suburban Denver with life-threatening injuries.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol is helping with the investigation. No other information was released.


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