Boy Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle While Attending Summer Camp

PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) – Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was attending a summer camp run by a school district has died after being struck by a vehicle in southwestern Michigan.

The Portage Public Schools district says the boy from Kalamazoo County’s Texas Township was participating in the “Bug Science” camp with about 20 other children in first through third grade.

District spokeswoman Michelle Karpinski tells the Kalamazoo Gazette that the children had been on a field trip when the child was struck Tuesday afternoon at or near a crosswalk area near 12th Street Elementary School in Portage. She says the class was supervised by adults.

Karpinski says crisis counselors plan to be at the school this week, particularly for those who attended the camp.

The death is under investigation by police.

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