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Parents Of Teen Killed In School Bus Crash Speak Out

It was an unimaginable loss for a Pendleton County family.

16-year-old Daniel Wood was killed May 1, after a dump truck hit his school bus on Highway 22 near Falmouth.

He was a sophomore at Pendleton County High School.

Thursday, his parents spoke publicly about the crash for the first time.

They say they want to see safety changes made to the road where Daniel died. They want the speed limit lowered, and obstructions, like trees, removed from the sides of the road.

Daniel's parents say they've collected hundreds of signatures from people also seeking safety changes to Highway 22.

Daniel's mother says she struggles with his death every day.

"As soon as I open my eyes, I remember my son's not gonna be there," Toni Wood said. "Every night before he went to bed, he'd make sure he came in to kiss me good night. And before he left for school that morning, he made sure he hugged me and kissed me."

The signatures will be sent to Governor Steve Beshear and other state leaders for their consideration.

Daniel Wood's parents did not comment Thursday on a lawsuit they've filed against the company that owned the truck.


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