Kansas City crossing guard struck and killed pushing 2 students to safety
Police say a driver ran into crossing guard Bob Nill while he was out doing his job protecting kids.

By Kera Mashek, WDAF

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (WDAF) -- A school crossing guard is being hailed a hero after stepping in to help save lives before getting hit and killed in Kansas City, Kansas on Tuesday morning.

A crosswalk in front of a KCK Catholic school turned into a crime scene Tuesday morning, the crash happening just before 8 a.m. near the intersection of 54th St. and Leavenworth Rd.

Police say a driver ran right into crossing guard Bob Nill, 88, while he was out doing his job protecting kids. Tuesday morning, officials with Christ the King said a speeding car hit Nill as he worked the crosswalk in front of the school. Witnesses told police he pushed two kids back.

The driver who hit the crossing guard did stay on scene and was taken to the hospital for treatment and to talk with investigators. There is no word yet if that person will face any charges.

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