A 18-year-old student driving to school in Bensalem this morning hit and killed a 16-year-old girl crossing the street to catch her school bus, police said.
Police say the motorist, who police haven't identified or charged, drove his 1984 Ford Bronco II past the flashing red lights and stop arm of the bus and hit Minete Zeka, who was in the crosswalk.
The 6:40 a.m. accident happened at Bensalem Boulevard at Bridgewater Road. Zeka, a sophomore at Bensalem High School, died shortly after at Aria Health's Torresdale campus. The driver, a student at Bristol Township's Bucks County Technical High School, stopped and is cooperating with investigators.
The school district is offering grief counseling to students. "On behalf of Bensalem High School, we offer our sincere condolences to the family," the high school's interim principal William Ferrara said.
Police ask anyone who may have seen the accident to call them at (215) 633-3719.