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9-year-old girl dies after accident involving Montgomery County school bus

The accident happened in a Bethesda neighborhood, officials say.

BETHESDA, Md. — A 9-year-old girl was killed Thursday in an accident involving a school bus in Montgomery County, fire officials said. 

The accident was reported around 3:48 p.m. Thursday at Tanglewood Drive and Millwood Road in Bethesda, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer said.

The girl, who has not been identified, was struck by the school bus in what appears to be a residential neighborhood. She was a student at Bradley Hills Elementary School.

An investigation into the incident revealed that the driver of the bus, identified as 53-year-old Serigne Makhtar Ndiaye, turned right at the intersection of Millwood Road from Tanglewood Drive after unloading several students, including the 9-year old girl. Officials said for reasons unknown, the young girl was hit by the bus.

The child was taken to Children's National Hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she later died. The driver of the bus and the other students were not injured as a result of the incident.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate this collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

Stay with WUSA9.com for more on this developing story. 

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