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Child dies after getting hit by school bus in Goodyear

PHOENIX – A 13-year-old boy in Goodyear has died after getting hit by a school bus on Friday, authorities said.

He was taken to a local trauma center where he succumbed to his injuries, according to the Goodyear Police Department.

The incident is now being investigated as a fatal collision.

The Goodyear Police Department said the accident occurred around 4 p.m. outside Western Sky Middle School near 144th Avenue and Indian School Road. The boy was a student at the school.

The bus had students inside when the boy was hit, police said.

The driver remained on the scene. Police said impairment is not a factor.

Traffic in the area was restricted while the police investigation was ongoing.

No other information was immediately available.

Earlier Friday, a 14-year-old pedestrian was killed after getting hit by a car near Peoria High School.

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