GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Goodyear police have identified the boy killed after getting hit by a school bus.
Peyton Munger, 13, was an 8th grade student at Western Sky Middle School who was hit by a school bus Friday afternoon.
The collision happened near the school in the area of Indian School Road and 144th Avenue.
According to Goodyear Police, the child was taken to a pediatric trauma center with life-threatening injuries before he passed away.
According to police, the driver is not believed to be impaired, and he remained on scene to cooperate with the investigation.
On Friday night, a memorial was set up near the place where the child was hit.
"He was an awesome classmate. I really enjoyed his company. He always made me smile. He always sat by me at lunch. It's just crazy that he's gone like that," said Maggie Garcia, a classmate.
Officials with the Litchfield Elementary School District also released a statement, which reads:
We offer the deepest condolences to our precious Wildcat. His name is not being released at this time, but he was a kind young man who will be dearly missed.
An investigation is underway.