School bus hits IUPUI student at downtown campus, killing her

An Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) student died after being struck by a bus Monday afternoon, police say.

The accident occurred near the intersection of New York Street and University Boulevard on the IUPUI campus around 1:30 p.m.

The female student was taken to Eskenazi Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

A preliminary investigation found the student was crossing New York Street with the right-of-way, when she was struck by the school bus, which was attempting to make a left-hand turn from University Boulevard onto New York Street.

The bus was owned and operated by Durham Transportation and under contract by Indianapolis Public Schools, officials confirm.

Detective Kimberly Minor with the IUPUI Police Department says the driver of the bus cooperated with authorities and passed a breathalyzer test.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the crash.

IPS released the following statement regarding the incident:

“Today's incident was tragic and we extend our deepest sympathies to the pedestrian and her family. Safety has always been at the top of our district's priorities. We are deeply concerned and aware of the impact such an incident may have on anyone who was a witness. We are cooperating with IUPUI, Durham Transportation Services and IMPD on this matter.”

CBS4 will update the story as more information becomes available.

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