Man charged in accidental killing of Baldwyn student getting on school bus

A Marietta man has been charged with aggravated assault following an Accident where he hit a child with his vehicle who was trying to get in the school bus.

The man, 22 year old Hunter Newman of Marietta, was charged in Lee County and subsequently given a $10,000 bond.

The child, Dalen Thomas, was a 9 year old student at Baldwyn Elementary.

Baldwyn school district had the following to say;

With the recent tragic accident, Baldwyn School District will be offering counseling in partnership with the Family Resource Center, Region III, and local ministers on site throughout the rest of the school week. The safety of our students will continue to be our number one priority. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the family of this tragic accident.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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