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COLUMBUS, Ind. – A southern Indiana high school student died early Monday after being struck in a hit-and-run while she attempted to board a stopped school bus.

Bartholomew County School Corporation identified the student as Lily Streeval, a junior at Columbus East High School, WXIN reported.

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In a Facebook post, Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers confirmed the hit-and-run occurred just before 7 a.m. in Columbus, Indiana, when the driver of a sport utility vehicle disregarded the bus’s stop arms and struck the student as she crossed the street to board the bus.

The suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Shiam Sunder Shankara Subramani, fled the scene but was followed by a witness to the crash and quickly taken into police custody, WLKY reported.

Shankara Subramani has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death and reckless driving/passing stopped school bus, both of which are felonies, the TV station reported.

“We all have kids, kids that ride the bus, and it hits close to home for all of us who have to investigate something like this,” Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Indiana State Police told WXIN.

“When you see a school bus, expect them to stop. Regardless of if they have any lights flashing or not,” he added.

Meanwhile, Superintendent Jim Roberts told the TV station that counselors are working closely with those students who were on the bus, as well as with Streeval’s classmates as they process the tragedy.

“You hope you never have a day like this,” Roberts said. “Her favorite class was auto-tech, and she had such an interesting passion for auto-tech that she was thinking about it as a career after graduation.”