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.

Teen Struck By Car While Getting On School Bus In Bethesda

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.

The girl was taken to an area hospital and later pronounced dead. No one else was injured.

The crash is still under investigation.

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