Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A truck driver alleged to have struck and killed a 15-year-old boy while he was exiting a school bus near Houston this week has been charged in connection with the incident, authorities say.
Authorities said Jackson's 18-wheeler truck was travelling north on U.S. Hwy. 59 near Livingston, Texas, when it struck a Toyota that was behind the Livingston School District bus, then veered right, fatally striking the student.
The 15-year-old victim was identified by family members as Eduardo Romero Flores, KPRC-TV reported.
Troopers are investigating a fatal crash involving a Livingston ISD bus on US 59 north of Livingston.
Sadly, we can confirm a 15-year-old student was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler as the child was leaving the bus.
According to authorities, the bus was pulled over with its lights on when the collision occurred.
"At times like this, we are reminded how precious life can be and how fragile each life truly is," Livingston school district officials said in a statement.
Texas authorities say Jackson is being held at the Polk County Jail.