NEW INFO: Child Killed At School Bus Stop

A child at a school bus stop was struck and killed by a pickup truck Friday morning.

The Highway Patrol says Antonio Johnson III died after darting out in front of the pickup truck that was headed northwest on Highway 101. Troopers say the school bus had not arrived yet and the 11-year-old was hit while running across the road to the bus stop.

The accident happened around 7:15 a.m. on Highway 101 near Bell Creek Drive, that's north of Beaufort.

Johnson was a 6th grader at Beaufort Middle School and troopers say there were other students waiting at the bus stop when the accident happened. The Highway Patrol says there are no charges pending against the pickup truck driver at this time.

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