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UPDATE: Child hit by car while boarding school bus

By Preston Ayres, payres@wcyb.com
Published On: Nov 19 2012 07:40:07 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 20 2012 05:28:19 AM CST
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. -

A 12-year-old girl was hit Monday morning while trying to get on her school bus.

The accident happened on Highway 81 around 6:00 a.m. Monday morning.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol tells us the young girl got out of a car and ran across the street.

Authorities tell us that is when a vehicle driven by Ginger Roberts of Erwin, Tennessee struck the girl.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol tells us the investigation is ongoing..