7-Year-Old Minnesota Boy Hit By Car And Killed While Waiting For School Bus

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota boy is dead after being hit by a car and killed while waiting for the school bus in Pennington County Thursday morning.

The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at around 7:05 a.m. on Highway 59 in Thief River Falls. Anthony Fellman, 7, was crossing the street to catch the school bus when a 69-year-old woman driving a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country hit him on the east side of the road.

KVLY reports the boy was a second grader at Challenger Elementary in Thief River Falls.

The Thief River Falls Public School District posted a statement in response to the boy’s death:

Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of a Challenger Elementary second-grader, following a pedestrian accident the morning of Thursday, October 6th. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and the community.

The District will have counselors available to meet with staff and students over the next few days.

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  1. Dan Mack says:

    CCzero shouldn’t be making things up to suit themselves. He wasn’t crossing the street. He was crossing a rural stretch of highway with his brothers. A pedestrian accident might involve tripping and skinning your knee. This was a car crash.

    1. Tom Evenstad says:

      Dan, thank you so much for clarifying that. I appreciate your willingness to make sure the reports are correct.

  2. Wilson says:

    Dan…a car crash? You are just as senile as the old woman behind the wheel. The car operator by an old woman didn’t crash into anything. She struck and killed an innocent child. Highway 59 in Thief River Falls is a city street. A child crossing the street to catch a school bus has the right away.

    1. Dan Mack says:

      Maybe it was the Headline, and the first sentence: “A Minnesota boy is dead after being hit by a car and killed while waiting for the school bus in Pennington County Thursday morning.” Apparently the old lady ran him over while he was waiting at the the bus stop and didn’t hit him in the traveled portion of the roadway. Or was it that they were waiting for the bus in the road ? When a moving car at speed strikes something, it is a car crash.

    2. Dan Mack says:

      The bus, which was southbound, was in the process of stopping at an approach to the Fellman residence, which is about 10 miles southwest of Thief River Falls on Highway 59, with a speed limit of 60 mph. Charges are not pending in the case and the incident is being investigated as a crash,

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