2018-11-08 / Front Page

Tyrone Boy, 7, Found Dead

At school bus stop
STAFF REPORT

A 7-year old boy who had been waiting for his school bus was found dead in Tyrone last Thursday morning, Nov. 1, at his bus stop, according to news sources. Nicholas Woomer, a second grader at Tyrone Elementary School, was found deceased when the school bus driver arrived at the stop and noticed something was wrong.

According to news sources, a delivery truck was exiting the Woomer residence about the time the boy was waiting for the bus when the driver mistakenly ran over him. In a tweet released by Troop G on Twitter, evidence was shown that the child was run over at a low speed, and the driver has been found and interviewed. The driver was not aware that the child was there. A forensic analysis is now in process.

Tyrone Area School District Superintendent Cathy Harlow said that the bus driver who found the boy called 911 and stayed with him until first responders arrived, according to published news reports. She also said that counseling is being provided for students and staff at Tyrone Elementary School. A GoFundMe page was started by a local Tyrone family to pay for his funeral.

Police are still investigating.

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