GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A child was hit and killed by a pickup truck while crossing the road to his school bus stop Wednesday morning in Columbia County.
According to the coroner, Silus Hunsinger, 5, was hit by a pickup truck while crossing Rohrsburg Road near Millville.
The coroner says Silus was crossing the road in front of his home to get to his bus stop. The bus was not there yet, and an adult was with Silus.
"It's too bad. Right before Christmas, you know," said neighbor John Sacavage.
The coroner says a pickup truck traveling on Rohrburg Road hit Silus, killing the child immediately.
The coroner ruled Silus' manner of death as accidental.
Grief counselors have been brought in to Silus' school to help his classmates deal with the tragic loss.
"There's really nothing you can say. It's just a freak accident. There's really nothing anybody can do. I just pray for everybody's safety in the future. It's such a tragic thing," Jacque Mordan said.
State police are investigating. They have not said if the driver will face charges.