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Mykala Hurst, 13, dies after jumping from back of school bus on Gulf Freeway in Galveston, Texas

Modified Date: 
Sun, 12/03/2017 - 1:52pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, December 7, 2015

Medical Examiner: Galveston teen girl who jumped from moving school bus died

The incident happened Monday afternoon, after an altercation between two girls on the bus. The bus driver pulled over and separated the students, putting one girl in the front and the other in back. When the bus started moving again, officials say the girl in the back opened the emergency exit and jumped out. Other students witnessed this.The incident occurred on I-45 southbound, about a mile north of the Galveston Causeway. The girl was not struck by any other vehicles. She was transported to UTMB in critical condition, and died at about 3pm Wednesday.

13-year-old girl who jumped from school bus on I-45 dies

Authorities at the time said the girl got into an altercation with another girl on the school bus. The driver then separated them – one in the front and one in the back. Officials said the teen hit the emergency exit button on purpose and jumped onto the highway.

"The back door of the bus opened, and then the alarm sounded, which made several of the kids focus their attention toward the back door," said Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset. "They witnessed this 13-year-old young lady jump onto the freeway."

Girl who jumped from school bus dies in hospital

The Galveston Independent School District released a statement Thursday that read,  "We are extremely disheartened by the passing of one of our students, and we extend our thoughts and condolences to her family, friends, and teachers during this incredibly difficult period. Superintendent Larry Nichols offers his support and the aid of our counselors. It is my sincere hope that you will join me in keeping her family and all of our students in your thoughts and prayers during this heartbreaking time,” he said. “I urge students to reach out to one of our counselors deployed throughout the district to help with the grieving process. Additional counselors have been positioned at numerous campuses to assist during this period of bereavement. We will cherish our memories of this special student and hold them in our hearts."

13-year-old who jumped from bus dies

“It is my sincere hope that you will join me in keeping her family and all of our students in your thoughts and prayers during this heartbreaking time,” Nichols said. “I urge students to reach out to one of our counselors deployed throughout the district to help with the grieving process.”

Texas Girl Dies From Injuries After Jumping From Back Of School Bus In Galveston

While these 2 cases are different, there is a similarity in that it is possible that the deaths might have been preventable.

People Involved: 
Mykala Hurst
Roadway: 
Gulf Freeway

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