Report: Grand jury indicts man for school bus crossing death

Hunter Newman | Photo: Lee County Sheriff's Department

A Marietta man has been indicted in connection with the death of a boy who was trying to board a school bus.

Posted: Feb 21, 2019 4:04 PM

BALDWYN, Miss. (WTVA) - A Marietta man has been indicted in connection with the death of a boy who was trying to board a school bus.

The Baldwyn News reports a Lee County grand jury issued the two-count indictment against Hunter Newman.

He was arrested after the vehicle he was driving struck and killed Dalen Thomas, 9, on Oct. 31, 2018, in the Pratts community.

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Newman was charged with culpable negligence manslaughter.

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Thomas was a student at Baldwyn Elementary School.

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