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A high school student has died after being hit by a vehicle driven by a Polk County Schools crossing guard supervisor this morning.
Deputies say it was just after 6 a.m. when Kalen Kirk, a 17-year-old George Jenkins High School student, was running across Clubhouse Road to his bus stop. He was struck by a vehicle and taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
He later died.
The driver was identified as Shirley Cross, 60. She's a 20-year school district veteran who serves as a crossing guard supervisor, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputies say there is no crosswalk at the intersection Kirk was crossing, and it was dark at that time of the accident. According to witnesses, Cross was unable to avoid striking the teen.
Stay with FOX 13 for any updates.