6-Year-Old Killed by Passing Car While Waiting to Board Bus Near Plainfield

Family Member Injured

Plainfield, WI (OnFocus) A 6-year-old Kindergartner at Tri-County Area School District was struck and killed while waiting to board a stopped bus on Hwy 73 southeast of Plainfield.

The incident occurred at 7:15 a.m. Monday when a vehicle traveling southbound in the same direction as the bus attempted to pass and struck a family of students. The bus was stopped with flashing lights activated.

The other female family member involved in the incident was transported to the hospital for evaluation, the school district stated in a release. The district did not possess further information regarding her status while the investigation was underway.

The State Patrol is working in conjunction with the Waushara County Sheriff’s Department.

Update 2:30 p.m.:

In a follow-up announcement, the school district stated that after meeting with the mother and family, they learned that the 4-year-old sister injured in this incident has been released from medical care with relatively minor injuries and is recovering at home.

District counselors, Waushara County Crisis Team, and additional counselors from Wautoma School District have offered support throughout the day to students and staff.

“The District would like to offer sincere gratitude to the numerous school districts who reached out to extend their condolences, many of whom also offered to lend counseling support to our students and staff if needed,” the district stated.

 

Full Release – Waushara County Sheriff’s Department:

On 02/10/2020 at 0709 hours the Waushara County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received a 911 call reference to a vehicle that had struck two pedestrians who were attempting to board a school bus on State Road 73, 5/10 mile north of County Road AJ in the Town of Oasis.

The Waushara County EMS, Plainfield Fire and Rescue, Waushara County Sheriff’s Office, Waushara County Highway Department, and Waushara County Medical Examiner all responded to the scene. One of the pedestrians was pronounced deceased on scene by the Waushara County Medical Examiner’s Office and the other was transported to Wild Rose Theda Care Medical.

The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the scene to assist with reconstruction of the crash. The investigation is still ongoing.