One boy has been pronounced dead and his sister is in hospital after they were both struck Wednesday morning while waiting for a school bus.
According to OPP, the Ontario crash occurred at around 8:05 a.m. in Port Hope on 7th Line just west of Woodvale School Road.
While police have not released the names or age of the victims, CP24 reports that the boy and his 10-year-old sister were both struck by a northbound car.
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Words cannot adequately express our profound shock and deep sorrow over this terrible event.
While the boy was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS, the 10-year-old has been airlifted to a Toronto hospital.
According to police, the cause of the crash is still being investigated.
Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board sent out a public letter on Wednesday, offering the parents their condolences.
“I extend our prayers and most sincere sympathies to the family and to all who have been directly or indirectly impacted by what has occurred. Out of a sign of respect, we have lowered the flags to half-mast at all schools in the Board,” wrote the letter.
The board’s crisis response team has reportedly set up at the school and will provide support to any students or staff who need it.