Child dies after being hit by truck while waiting for school bus in Lancaster County, S.C.

Child dies after being hit by truck while waiting for school bus in Lancaster County, S.C.
6-year-old Jerrina was struck by a truck while waiting for her school bus in Lancaster, S.C. on Feb. 28, 2020. (Source: Beatrice Maysom)

LANCASTER, S.C. (WBTV) - The 6-year-old girl who was hit by a truck while waiting for a school bus in a Lancaster County neighborhood has died from her injuries, according to the Lancaster County coroner.

The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. on Kershaw Camden Highway in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood.

The girl’s grandmother told a WBTV reporter at the scene that she walks her granddaughter to the bus stop, which is across the road from their house, every single day.

She says they were both on the sidewalk across the street, holding hands when Jerrina was hit by the car.

“The first thing I saw was the bag, or school bag,” said the girl’s grandmother, Beatrice Maysom. “The second thing was a boot or shoe that she wore this morning. Then her body lie under the truck.”

The little girl was a student at Heath Springs Elementary School in the Pleasant Hill community. Her grandmother says her favorite subjects are reading and math and she loves going to school.

She died at Atrium Health in Charlotte just before 4 p.m. Friday.

The school district had extra counselors at the school Friday and several school employees brought food to the family after the incident.

Highway Patrol is handling the investigation. The driver has not been charged in the case.

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