Grand jury de­cides against in­dict­ment in death of stu­dent

Starkville Daily News - - FORUM -


PONTOTOC, Miss. (AP) — A Pontotoc County grand jury has de­cided there should be no charges filed against a driver whose sport util­ity ve­hi­cle ran over an ele­men­tary stu­dent af­ter she got off a school bus last year.

WTVA-TV re­ports Sher­iff Leo Mask says the de­ci­sion not to in­dict the driver for 7-year-old A'miya Brax­ton's death was re­vealed Wed­nes­day.

Mask says it hap­pened in Oc­to­ber 2016 when Brax­ton stepped off the bus and an SUV driven by 39-year-old Karen Michelle Car­pen­ter of Saltillo hit her.

The sher­iff says the SUV was north­bound and ap­proached the stopped school bus from the rear. He said for some rea­son, Car­pen­ter's ve­hi­cle swerved and passed the bus on the right side, where the lit­tle girl was struck as she stepped off the bus.

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