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State police: Central Pa. boy 'was run over at a slow speed'

Patrick Varine
| Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

State police are investigating the death of a 7-year-old boy found by a central Pennsylvania school bus driver at a bus stop.

Police said a Tyrone Area School District bus driver discovered the boy’s body shortly after 7 a.m. on Thursday morning along Huntingdon Furnace Road in Franklin Township, south of State College.

Investigators have determined the boy was struck by a passing motorist who fled the scene.

“Evidence has shown that the child was run over at a slow speed,” state police said through the Troop G Twitter account .

A search warrant was issued for a vehicle that was in the area at the time, and police said the driver of that vehicle was interviewed on Thursday afternoon.

The boy’s name was not immediately released.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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