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Ohio school bus driver saves 10-year-old girl but is killed during evacuation drill

  • Student book bags are removed from the scene of an accident on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. Police say a school bus driver was killed when the bus rolled over her during an evacuation drill outside an Akron charter school. A police spokesman says the 51-year-old driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl who was about to jump out of the emergency exit at the back of the bus Tuesday morning.  (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Ed Suba Jr)  MANDATORY CREDIT

    Student book bags are removed from the scene of an accident on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. Police say a school bus driver was killed when the bus rolled over her during an evacuation drill outside an Akron charter school. A police spokesman says the 51-year-old driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl who was about to jump out of the emergency exit at the back of the bus Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Ed Suba Jr) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Akron police work at the scene of an accident involving a school bus on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Akron, Ohio.  Police say a school bus driver was killed when the bus rolled over her during an evacuation drill outside an Akron charter school. A police spokesman says the 51-year-old driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl who was about to jump out of the emergency exit at the back of the bus Tuesday morning.  (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Ed Suba Jr)  MANDATORY CREDIT

    Akron police work at the scene of an accident involving a school bus on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. Police say a school bus driver was killed when the bus rolled over her during an evacuation drill outside an Akron charter school. A police spokesman says the 51-year-old driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl who was about to jump out of the emergency exit at the back of the bus Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Ed Suba Jr) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Student book bags are removed from the scene of an accident on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. Police say a school bus driver was killed when the bus rolled over her during an evacuation drill outside an Akron charter school. A police spokesman says the 51-year-old driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl who was about to jump out of the emergency exit at the back of the bus Tuesday morning.  (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Ed Suba Jr)  MANDATORY CREDIT

    Student book bags are removed from the scene of an accident on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. Police say a school bus driver was killed when the bus rolled over her during an evacuation drill outside an Akron charter school. A police spokesman says the 51-year-old driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl who was about to jump out of the emergency exit at the back of the bus Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Ed Suba Jr) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Police say an Ohio school bus driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl during an evacuation drill outside a charter school.

A police spokesman says the vehicle rolled over the 51-year-old driver Tuesday morning after she saved a 10-year-old girl who was about to jump out of the emergency exit at the back of the bus. The driver's name hasn't been released.

The accident occurred around 8:10 a.m. when about 40 children were participating in the drill at Middlebury Academy in Akron. The girl was the last student to evacuate the bus when it began rolling backward. The driver threw the girl onto a lawn before being struck.

The other children witnessed the accident. Grief counselors have been sent to the school.