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Fatal on KY 70 Rochester Road Involving a 5 Year Old and School Bus

Date of News Release: 09/28/2015

(Morgantown, KY) - The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green was on the scene of a fatal on KY 70 Rochester Road in Butler County involving a school bus and a 5 year old child.

The preliminary investigation indicated that at approx. 3:22 pm a Butler County school bus driven by Janine Dockery (54) of Morgantown, was stopped on KY 70 approx. 4 miles west of Morgantown in the process of unloading a child at a residence. During this process, 5 year old Jayden Hawkins of Morgantown was struck by the bus and killed. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Butler County Coroner.

This investigation is still ongoing and being led by Trooper Michael Wathen, where he was assisted by Troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers of the Kentucky State Police, the Butler County Sheriff's Department, Morgantown Police Department, Morgantown Fire Department, Butler Rescue Squad, Butler County EMS, Butler County Coroner's Office, and the Kentucky Highway Department.