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Update: Grand Ledge police identify child killed after crash with bus

Malachi Williams
Posted at 10:24 PM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-18 13:02:04-04

GRAND LEDGE, Mich. — Police have identified the boy fatally struck by a bus in Grand Ledge Monday afternoon as nine-year-old Malachi Williams of Grand Ledge.

Grand Ledge Police Chief Thomas Osterholzer said the driver of the bus is a 60-year-old Lansing woman, a veteran driver with a clear record. At this time, police do not suspect drugs, alcohol or negligence as factors in the crash.

The crash happened at about 3:15 p.m. near the Neff Kindergarten Center.

Williams was a 4th grader at Beagle Elementary School.

The Grand Ledge School Board President Sarah Clark Pierson said Williams was riding a bike shortly after school ended when he was hit by the bus.

“We extend our deepest sympathy to the family, friends of the family, and all the GLPS community,” wrote interim Superintendent David Chapman.

Mental health professionals will be available at Grand Ledge schools on Tuesday.

A GoFundMe has been set up to support the family of Malachi Williams.

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