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Family and friends say Ky. 10-year-old hit, killed by school bus had just beaten cancer

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Family and friends say Jonathan Chatham was supposed to get his wish granted from the Make A Wish foundation this weekend. Family and friends say Jonathan Chatham was supposed to get his wish granted from the Make A Wish foundation this weekend.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP/CNN) -- Police have identified a 10-year-old southeastern Kentucky boy who was killed after being hit by his school bus as he returned home from school.

Kentucky State Police said in a statement that Jonathan A. Chatham of Rockhold in Whitley County died at the scene Monday after being struck by a bus driven by 33-year-old Amanda Woliver.

According to the school system, the fourth grader walked up the bank of the side of the road after being dropped off, and then re-entered the path of the bus as it moved forward.

Family and friends say Jonathan Chatham was supposed to get his wish granted from the Make A Wish foundation this weekend as he had just beaten cancer.

"It's just really unfair, it's unfair," family friend Kimberly Bullis said. "They are in shock, they're speechless, their exact words were she's in a fog," she said of the family.

Jonathan's father witnessed the terrible scene.

The crash remains under investigation and no one has been charged.

Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell said one or both of the child's parents were waiting for him and saw him get hit. He called the wreck a "pure accident" and said the bus driver was distraught afterward and taken to a hospital.

State police say no drug or alcohol use is suspected. The investigation is continuing.

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