Woman Dies After Being Struck by School Bus

Thursday, Nov 12, 2009  |  Updated 7:22 PM EDT
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Pedestrian Killed in Bethesda was a Widow, Grandmother

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Pedestrian Killed in Bethesda was a Widow, Grandmother

A school bus struck and killed Sheila Humphries as it pulled out of Bethesda Elementary School Wednesday afternoon. Humphries was a widow who raised two boys; and she was grandmother. Humphries worked as a therapist and social worker at Bethesda Cares, a community outreach facility for the homeless.
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BETHESDA, Md. -- A school bus carrying five children struck and killed a 60-year-old woman Wednesday afternoon.

Police closed Arlington Road between Edgemoor Road and Wilson Lane to investigate. It remained closed during rush hour.

Sheila Humphries, a therapist and social worker at  Bethesda Cares, a community outreach program for the homeless, was crossing Arlington Road when she was struck.

Humphries was taken to Suburban Hospital with serious head injuries and later was pronounced dead.

She was a widow who raised two boys by herself. They are adults, now, and Humphries was a grandmother.

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