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JCPS bus involved in crash that killed a 16-year-old boy on Westport Road

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Jefferson County Public School bus was involved in a fatal crash that killed a teenager near Westport Village Shopping Center. 

The accident happened just before 1 p.m. Monday on Westport Road near Ormsby Lane. 

LMPD said the 16-year-old boy, who was a Uspiritus resident, somehow got out of the front door of the bus while it was moving, hit the pavement and was killed.

JCPS interim superintendent Marty Pollio said the bus was enroute to a state facility and that there were multiple adults on the bus to monitor the students.

The driver and other students on the bus were taken on a different bus to another location where crisis counselors were waiting. 

JCPS school board member Chris Kolb released a statement Monday evening. The boy who died went to the Brooklawn campus of Uspiritus, which is in Kolb's district:

The death of a JCPS student today is absolutely heartbreaking. Our thoughts will be with everyone who knew and cared for the young man. I know Supt. Pollio will provide the staff and students at Uspiritus and Brooklawn with all possible support during this traumatic time.

Louisville Metro Police Officer Vadim Dale said it's a tragedy.  

"It's traumatic, and again ... our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and those that may have witnessed it," Dale said. "It's a tragic time anytime you get a call like this and answer a fatality involving a juvenile whose life was cut short."

LMPD does not believe anyone will face any charges. The traffic unit is investigating. 

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