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5-year-old Liberal boy dies after vehicle hits him at school

November 17, 2021 GMT

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy died Wednesday after he was struck by a pickup truck in front of an elementary school in Liberal, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.

Nathaniel Garro Rivera was in a crosswalk in front of Prairie View Elementary School when the truck driver made a turn and struck him, the patrol said.

Nathaniel was a kindergartner at the school.

Liberal Public Schools officials said in statement that the district is “overcome with grief at this devastating accident.”

Grief counselors were at the school to help students upset by the accident.