Community affected by 6-year-old girl's death

Jada Craft, 6, run over by school bus

A school day tragedy as a 6-year-old girl is run over and killed by a school bus.
A school day tragedy as a 6-year-old girl is run over and killed by a school bus.

A six-year-old girl was killed after she was run over by a school bus Tuesday morning in front of the Avana Grove Apartments, near Loop 1604 and Kitty Hawk Road.

Police said Jada Craft, 6, usually catches her bus right outside the complex to get to Coronado Village Elementary. On Tuesday morning, she was with an adult relative, but somehow ended up in the bus' path as it pulled away.

Marlayna Martinez said her daughter, Faith, also age 6, was on the bus at the time, but did not witness the accident.

"It's hard for (the students) to understand," said Martinez.

Jennifer Click, who has a 13-year-old daughter, said she didn't know Jada Craft, but felt they just had to do something for her.

Click, along with some other parents, left stuffed animals and toys close to the scene of the accident.

"It's such a horrific accident," said Click. "It breaks my heart. I can't imagine putting my kid out the door for school and her not coming home."

Judson district officials said it's not uncommon to have buses out that early because classes start at 7:30 a.m. for elementary students.

It is dark out there during that hour, but district officials said their drivers are trained to drive in all conditions.

Police investigators said the bus driver is not facing any charges.

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