KHP: School bus hits, kills pedestrian in Clay Center

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Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 9:52 AM CDT
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CLAY CENTER, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: A 69-year-old man died Tuesday morning after he was struck by a school bus. The accident happened around 7:03 a.m. at the intersection of 6th and Lincoln in Clay Center.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said the school bus driver was traveling eastbound on Lincoln Ave approaching Sixth Street when the man walked across Lincoln Ave in the crosswalk. The school bus driver didn’t see the pedestrian in the crosswalk and hit him. KHP identified the man as Harold Mugler, 69, of Clay Center.

Clay County Schools USD 379 said there were no students on the school bus involved in the accident. They issued a statement saying they are “thoughts and prayers were with everyone involved in this tragedy” and said students and staff would be available for those who needed it.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is on the scene of a deadly crash where a school bus hit a pedestrian.

KHP Trooper Ben Gardner said the crash happened at 7:03 a.m. at the intersection of 6th and Lincoln within the town of Clay Center. Gardner said the pedestrian was crossing the road southbound when they were hit. He said the accident did not happen in a school zone.

The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the pedestrian as 69-year-old Harold Mugler of Clay Center.

Clay County Schools USD 379 said there were no students on the school bus involved in the accident.