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15-Year-Old Student Dies After Being Hit by Semi-Truck While Getting Off School Bus: 'Tragic'

Authorities said the 15-year-old had just exited the Livingston ISD bus on U.S. Route 59 when the deadly collision occurred

<p>Texas Department of Public Safety</p> School bus involved in the deadly crash on U.S. Route 59

Texas Department of Public Safety

School bus involved in the deadly crash on U.S. Route 59

A teenager died in Texas after getting struck by a semi-truck while getting off a school bus.

The 15-year-old had just exited the Livingston ISD bus on U.S. Route 59 on Thursday when the deadly collision occurred, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Officials said the bus was stopped when the truck rear-ended a Toyota traveling behind the bus and subsequently veered into the driveway where the teen was exiting the bus, ABC affiliate KTRK-TV and CBS affiliate KHOU-TV reported.

The teen, whose name has not been publicly released, died at the scene.

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The bus’ flashing red sign was out when the crash occurred, according to KHOU-TV and Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Neither the driver of the truck nor the driver of the Toyota were injured in the crash, according to ABC affiliate KTRE.

The driver of the truck, 41-year-old Gregory Jackson, was arrested and has been charged with criminal negligent homicide, according to Polk County jail records viewed by PEOPLE. His bond has been set at $250,000.

<p>Texas Department of Public Safety</p>

Texas Department of Public Safety

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In a statement, Livingston ISD confirmed that the victim was a student who attended school in the district.

“It is sad when our district loses a member of its family,” the district said, per KTRK-TV and FOX affiliate KRIV. “It is even more tragic when such a young life is taken away from us."

The district also extended its condolences to the victim’s family and friends. Counseling is available to those in need, they added.

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“At times like this, we are reminded how precious life can be and how fragile each life truly is,” the district said.

Livingston ISD and the Texas Department of Safety did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's requests for comment.

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