Authorities say a pedestrian was killed Tuesday morning in Clay Center after being struck by a school bus.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the bus was eastbound on Lincoln Ave approaching the intersection of 6th Street just after 7 a.m. The bus driver reportedly did not see the pedestrian in the crosswalk as he crossed the street.
The pedestrian, 69-year-old Harold Mugler, of Clay Center, died at the scene. The 71-year-old bus driver was not injured.
Following the crash, Clay County USD 379 Superintendent Brett Nelson issued a statement saying no students were on the bus at the time of the accident as it occurred before students were picked up on the morning route.