BUTLER COUNTY, Mo. — A child was struck and killed by a school bus in Butler County Friday morning.
According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident occurred as Douglas E. Hillis, 39, of Poplar Bluff, was driving an International School Bus south on Crestwood Drive in Poplar Bluff around 7:09 a.m.
The report says the bus was traveling south and struck a pedestrian in the roadway, identified as 10-year-old Zjequaliln Cody, also of Poplar Bluff.
The injured child was taken by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center to be treated, however Cody succumbed to his injuries just minutes later. He was pronounced dead at the hospital by the Butler County coroner.