BETHESDA, Md. (WJZ) — A 9-year-old girl was struck and killed by a Montgomery County Public Schools bus in Bethesda Thursday afternoon, officials said.
The crash happened near Tanglewood Drive and Millwood Road around 3:49 p.m.
An initial investigation showed the driver, Serigne Makhtar Ndiaye, 53, of Severn, had turned right onto northbound Millwood Road from westbound Tanglewood Drive after unloading several students when he hit the 9-year-old.
It’s unclear what happened in the moments right before the crash, police said late Thursday night.
Collision Reconstruction Unit detectives now on scene of confirmed fatality involving 9yr old female pedestrian at Tanglewood Dr and Millwood Rd in Bethesda. Veh remained on scene. Call received at 3:49pm.
— Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) December 13, 2019
The girl was taken to an area hospital and later pronounced dead. No one else was injured.
The crash is still under investigation.