12-year-old boy struck, killed getting on school bus in Harnett Co.

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Adam Kempf (left) and Fernando Ortiz-Soto (right) | Photos courtesy, WTVD

COATS, N.C. (AP) — A 12-year-old Harnett County boy has died after he was struck and killed while trying to get on a school bus.

The boy was struck shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday on N.C. 27 near Coats. The victim was Adam Kempf, a seventh grader at Coats-Erwin Middle School.

Troopers with the N.C. Highway Patrol say the boy was struck by a van as he crossed the road to board the bus.

Fernando Ortiz-Soto, 43, of Sanford, is charged with felony death by motor vehicle and driving without a license.

Neither Ortiz-Soto nor the other three people in the van were hurt.

There were about two dozen students on the bus. None of them were hurt.

It was not clear if Ortiz-Soto has an attorney.
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