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Officials, family urge school-bus safety after death of child

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Jones County Board of Supervisors this week declared the month of December as Nathan Key Memorial School Bus Safety Awareness Month.

Key, 5, died after being struck by a motorist who passed a stopped school bus on Houston Road in Jones County.

Officials said Key's death could have been prevented if the driver would have simply obeyed the law.

"People might look at this and remember what did happen," said Board President Andy Dial. "That youngster walking out in front of that school bus is not looking for you."

The Key family and local legislators are pushing to strengthen penalties for motorists who disregard school bus laws.

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