A 3-year-old boy who was killed after being struck by a school bus in Cary on Monday was playing in the street on a ride-on toy, police said.
The Cary Police Department and Cary Fire Protection District responded around 3:39 p.m. Monday to the area of Cherry Street and Hill Street in Cary.
Cary Deputy Police Chief Scott Naydenoff said that officers responded to a 911 call for a crash involving a child and a school bus.
Emergency personnel arrived on the scene and confirmed a young child had been struck by a school bus, Naydenoff said.
The 3-year-old child was pronounced deceased at the scene.
There was one student on the school bus in addition to the driver at the time of the incident.
Neither the student on the bus nor the driver was injured during the collision, Naydenoff said.
The Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT), which consists of members from the Cary, Harvard, Johnsburg, McHenry, Spring Grove, and Woodstock police departments, was activated to assist with the crash investigation.
Naydenoff said Tuesday evening that the boy was riding on a “ride-on toy” in the street when he was hit.
The school bus driver is cooperating with the police investigation. No charges have been filed as the investigation is still pending.
The McHenry County Coroner’s Office has not released the child’s identity yet.
The crash remains under investigation by the Cary Police Department and MCAT.