A crossing guard was killed and a student was injured Wednesday in the City of Lafayette in front of Stanley Middle School.
According to News 24/680, they are reporting the crossing guard pushed children out of the path of an approaching car and taking the impact himself and pinned under the vehicle. The crossing guard was taken to the hospital where he died. The child suffered a minor injury.
Lafayette Police Investigate Fatal Collision
This afternoon at about 2:56 pm, Lafayette police officers were advised of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision in front of Stanley Middle School located at 3455 School Street in Lafayette.
One person was reported to be trapped under a vehicle. Lafayette police officers, who were assisted by citizens, were able to pull an unresponsive person out from under the vehicle. Officers administered CPR until relieved by fire department personnel. He was later transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. He is not being identified at this time.
One child, who was also struck by the vehicle, suffered minor injuries. He was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
An Investigation is underway. The driver of the vehicle is cooperative and has been interviewed. The driver is not being identified.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Sgt. C. Jacquez of the Lafayette Police Department at (925) 299-3234 or by email – [email protected]