Grand jury decides against indictment in death of student
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.