Fifth-Grade Girl Killed in School Bus Crash Identified

LAS VEGAS -- The 11-year-old girl killed Friday when she was hit by a school bus near Ann Road and Durango Drive has been identified as Kaylee Derks, a fifth-grader at Allen Elementary School.

The Clark County Coroner's Office reports her cause of death as multiple blunt force trauma. Derks was struck Friday afternoon by a school bus making a right turn onto Pebble Rock Drive from Fall Creek Road. She fell under the bus and died at the scene.

Allen Principal Gary Prince sent a letter to school parents informing them of the situation and calling Derks "a ray of sunshine since she enrolled at Dean Allen."

"Her friendly smile and positive personality could be seen and felt throughout the school on a daily basis. She will always be remembered as a part of our school family," Prince wrote.

Counselors are being made available for children at the school to help cope with Derks' death.

Police are treating this an accident and have not arrested the school bus driver.

The Clark County School District released a statement saying the accident involved a school bus and a student. According to the statement, there were three other children riding in the bus when the crash happened. They were not injured.

CCSD is working with Metro Police to investigate the accident.


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