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Police to review bus surveillance video in student's death

Jada Craft, 6, fatally run over by Judson ISD school bus

Some of the youngest students at a Universal City school dealt with a harsh reality on Tuesday.
Some of the youngest students at a Universal City school dealt with a harsh reality on Tuesday.

Police plan to review surveillance video from the school bus that fatally struck a 6-year-old student early Tuesday morning.

Jada Craft was run over by the bus in front of the Avana Grove Apartments near Loop 1604 and Kitty Hawk Road.

PD officials said Craft was with an adult relative, but somehow ended up in the path of a Judson ISD bus as it pulled away.

The tragedy has shaken the entire community. Neighborhood parents created a makeshift memorial for Craft, leaving stuffed animals and toys close to the scene of the accident.

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

Police said Craft was a kindergarten student at Coronado Village Elementary who usually catches the school bus outside the apartment complex.

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.  

The district added it is dark during those hours, but their drivers are trained to drive in all conditions.

Police investigators said the bus driver was not expected to face any charges.

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