A mother of five was hit and killed by an SUV after walking a child to a bus stop in Union County on Thursday, Observer news partner WBTV reported.
Hanna Gosney, 46, was trying to talk with the bus driver when the SUV hit her just before 7 a.m. on Stateline Road near Old Pageland-Marshville Road, authorities told the station.
The bus was pulling away when a child on the bus refused to sit down, the bus driver told troopers, according to WBTV. The bus driver stopped to deal with the situation, and Gosney, who was across the street, tried to figure out what was happening.
The bus driver told troopers that Gosney yelled over at her, and as she opened the window to say something, Gosney walked into the road and was hit by a 2007 Kia Sportage. The bus did not have its flashing lights activated at the time.
The Kia’s driver will not be charged, troopers told the station. Union County Schools is conducting an independent investigation, a spokesperson said. Investigators said the vehicle didn’t pass the bus illegally and wasn’t speeding. The crash happened when it was dark, and Gosney had dark clothing on, troopers said.
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