A SEVEN year old boy died after being hit by a minibus on his way home from school.
The young man was declared dead on the scene in Monmouth, Wales, following the horror smash.
His heartbroken family is supported by specially trained officers.
Yesterday the emergency teams boarded the A466 at approximately 3.48 pm.
Police have confirmed that a 45-year-old man from Gloucester has been arrested on charges of causing death by careless driving and remains in custody.
The headmaster of the tragic boy has now paid tribute to him after yesterday’s accident.
Catherine Jones, of the Osbaston church in the Wales school, said: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our pupil.
“This adorable boy was a huge part of school life, lively and always smiling.
“The whole school community is coming to terms with this tragic news and we are preserving our memories of a very popular boy, full of character and energy.
“He will miss all his friends with whom he loved playing football and tags.”
The road was closed while the police were investigating.
They are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.
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West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Ambulance crews arrived to find a pedestrian, a boy, who had been involved in a collision with a bus.
“Unfortunately, nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead on the scene.”
Anyone with any information can call 101 citing the reference 2000014860 or, alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously at 0800 555 111.