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Prince William County school bus driver killed Feb. 5 at McCuin Transportation Center in Bristow

Prince William County Schools issued the following statement: “We are sad to report that a PWCS bus driver was killed this morning by a bus reportedly backing out of the service bay at McCuin Transportation Center. An investigation is underway.”

School division officials said they are withholding the name pending full notification of family members.

“A Critical Incident Team was dispatched to provide support to those dealing with the sad news. We are all saddened by the loss of our PWCS family member and our thoughts are with his family, friends, coworkers and student passengers,” said Irene Cromer, Supervisor of Community Relations, Prince William County Public Schools, in a news release this morning Feb. 5, 2018.

McCuin Transportation Center is located at 7900 Piney Branch Lane, Bristow.

Sgt. Jonathan Perok, spokesman for Prince William County Police Department, issued the following statement:

“On February 5 at 7:31AM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the Prince William County Schools McCuin Transportation Center located at 7900 Piney Branch Ln in Bristow (20136) to investigate a crash involving a County school bus. The investigation revealed that a driver of a 2014 Freightliner school bus was backing out of a service area within the center when another employee, who was standing behind the bus, was struck. The employee who was struck, identified as a 62-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, identified as a 60-year-old man, was not injured. No children were on the bus at the time of the incident. The investigation continues.”

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