NC teen killed after being hit by car while boarding school bus

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) – The N.C. Highway Patrol says a teenager was struck and killed by a car as he tried to board a school bus in front of his home south of Jacksonville.

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The patrol told local media outlets that 16-year-old David Palacio was struck when he crossed the road to get on the bus on Monday around 6:40 a.m.

Troopers said Palacio, who died en route to Onslow Memorial Hospital, attended Dixon High School.

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According to the patrol, the stop arm on the bus was extended when the teen was hit along Dawson Cabin Road near Stillwood Drive.

The driver of the car, a 1990 Honda Civic, did stop after the crash.

So far, no charges have been filed.

Onslow County Schools officials said crisis counselors were dispatched to the high school.

— WNCT contributed to this report

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