Cheltenham Freshman Dies Trying to Catch Bus

Car hits girl as she tried to cross intersection to get to her bus stop, police say

A Montgomery County high school freshman died Wednesday morning when she was hit by a car while trying to catch her bus.

A car hit Cheltenham High School student Dajanique Brown-Rogers as she rushed across the intersection of New Second Street and Clarion Avenue in Melrose Park, Pa., to her bus stop, Cheltenham Police said.

Investigators say that the driver of the car immediately stopped and witnesses stopped to help the girl, but it was too late as Brown-Rogers later died at Abington Memorial Hospital.

Cheltenham High School announced the death to Brown-Rogers’ classmates around 10:45, a.m. and grief counselors were made available, according to a message posted by Cheltenham Principal Andrew Kuhn.

“The Cheltenham High School staff and I are on hand to offer continued emotional support to both the Brown-Rogers family and our students,” Kuhn wrote. “Please contact the CHS Guidance Department should your student require specialized assistance in dealing with this loss. I, as Principal, will be sure to keep you updated on any critical information concerning today’s news.”

The crash remained under investigation Wednesday afternoon.

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