9-year-old girl killed after being struck by school bus in Bethesda

A 9-year-old girl was killed Thursday afternoon after being hit by a school bus in Bethesda, Maryland, according to police.

The Montgomery County Public Schools bus struck the Bradley Hills Elementary student around 4 p.m., at the intersection of Tanglewood Drive and Millwood Road.

According to police, the bus — driven by Serigne Makhtar Ndiaye, 53, of Severn — had just finished unloading a group of children, including the 9-year-old girl, and was making a right turn onto Millwood Road from Tanglewood Drive when the bus struck the girl. Police are still investigating the circumstances around the incident.

The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. Around 8:45 p.m., Montgomery County police confirmed that the girl had died.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact Montgomery County police’s Collision Reconstruction Unit at (240)-773-6620.

Below is a map of the area where the child was struck.

WTOP’s Zeke Hartner contributed to this report.

Fonda Mwangi

Fonda Mwangi is a Associate Producer at WTOP. Before joining WTOP she was an investigative intern at WJLA. She also wrote for student magazine, Envision, covering finances for college students. Fonda got her Masters in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University.

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