Boy, 6, struck and killed by school bus in Kleinburg

A school bus can be seen parked at the scene of a fatal collision early Wednesday that killed a six-year-old boy. (CBC - image credit)
A school bus can be seen parked at the scene of a fatal collision early Wednesday that killed a six-year-old boy. (CBC - image credit)

A six-year-old boy was struck and killed by a school bus driver in the York Region suburb of Kleinburg Wednesday morning, police say.

York police said the child was hit just before 8 a.m. in the area of Pierre Berton Boulevard and Kleinburg Summit Way.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Const. James Dickson.

Dickson said investigators are trying to piece together the circumstances of the fatal collision.

"We don't have a lot of information right now. Our officers are working diligently to ensure we are addressing everything here," he told reporters.

The driver remained at the scene and is co-operating with police, Dickson said.

The bus was in the area picking up students for school, he added. He wasn't able to say whether any children were on the bus at the time of the collision.

Support services will be made available to any children, parents, families, teachers and first responders impacted by the boy's death, Dickson said.

Anyone who may have relevant dashcam or home security video is asked to contact York police or to leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers.