Grand jury to consider charges in student’s death

PONTOTOC, Miss. (AP) – Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said a grand jury will consider charges against the driver of an SUV that struck and killed an elementary school student last week.

Second grader A’miya Braxton died after being struck as she exited the school bus at her home.

Mask tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Braxton was struck by a SUV driven by 39-year-old Karen Michelle Carpenter of Saltillo.

Mask said the investigation is still ongoing and the case will be presented to the grand jury in January.

The sheriff said the SUV was northbound and approached the stopped school bus from the rear.

He said for some reason, Carpenter’s vehicle swerved and passed the bus on the right side, where the little girl was struck as she stepped off the bus.


Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal,

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