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Iowa boy dies after being struck by school bus

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JANESVILLE, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say an 11-year-old Janesville boy who was struck by a school bus has died of his injuries.

The Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened around 3:50 p.m. Monday, just after Justin Bradfield got off the bus in rural Janesville.

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The Patrol says Justin dropped something. When he went in front of the bus to retrieve it, the bus moved forward and hit him.

The boy was pronounced dead after 9 p.m. at Waverly Health Center.

His father, Ryan Bradfield, says Justin played trumpet in the school band and was "always happy."

The bus driver was identified as 38-year-old Michaela Siems-Dighton, of Cedar Falls. Janesville is about 10 miles north of Cedar Falls.

The Patrol is investigating the accident.

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