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Toddler dies after being hit by Grand Valley bus
GRAND JUNCTION (AP) — Police and transit officials are investigating a bus accident that killed a 3-year-old boy.
KKCO-TV reports a Grand Valley Transit bus was making a right hand turn Tuesday afternoon when it hit the boy as he and an adult were crossing the street. The toddler was taken to a Denver hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Mesa County contracts with Dallas-based MV Transportation to run bus services. The company released a statement saying the bus driver has been removed from duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation as well as the one being run by Grand Junction Police.
There isn’t any indication that alcohol or drugs were a factor. Police are investigating traffic lights and walk signals at the intersection.
Police fatally shoot teen in Grand Junction
GRAND JUNCTION (AP) — A teenager is dead after being shot by police in Grand Junction after hitting a motorcycle, killing the rider.
Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper says the 17-year-old boy was fleeing in a truck after a fight with his father when he crossed into oncoming traffic and hit the motorcycle. Authorities believe the motorcycle rider died in the accident.
Authorities say the teen fled on foot and was killed after he tried to force a woman out of her vehicle.
Police have not released the names of anyone involved.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports the investigation is being handled by other enforcement agencies around the Grand Valley.
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