Boy, 6, is killed after getting off...


Boy, 6, is killed after getting off bus

HILLTOP -- A 6-year-old boy was killed yesterday when he was struck by a dump truck after he got off a school bus, state police said.

The bus driver, Thomas Bender, 66, of Grantsville, had pulled the bus to the side of U.S. 219 about 3:35 p.m. but failed to put on the emergency flashers, said Charles Goldstrom, a trooper at the McHenry state police detachment.

The southbound dump truck struck Thomas F. Maust, swerved and collided with a car. The driver of the truck, Thomas Humberson, 31, of Grantsville, was not injured. The two occupants of the car -- both Pennsylvania women -- were hospitalized with serious injuries, police said.

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