A sad and tragic story out of Springfield yesterday.  A 16-year-old girl was struck by a school bus and later died from injuries she sustained from the accident.  The name of the 16-year-old victim has not been released according to an article posted on masslive.com.

The teen was struck crossing the intersection of State and Dwight streets near the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield according to the MassLive article.  The girl struck was taken to Baystate Medical Center where she passed around 4 pm.

According to Western Mass News, the accident occurred around 2:45 yesterday afternoon.  There were students on the bus when it struck the teen according to the Western Mass News report.

Springfield Police have increased patrols in the area looking for speeding vehicles and distracted drivers.  There have been 21 traffic deaths this year in Springfield with 8 involving a pedestrian according to MassLive.  A number of those pedestrian fatalities have been on State Street, the same street the teen was struck yesterday and killed.

So far no citations have been issued.  The accident remains under investigation.

LOOK: Here are 25 ways you could start saving money today

These money-saving tips—from finding discounts to simple changes to your daily habits—can come in handy whether you have a specific savings goal, want to stash away cash for retirement, or just want to pinch pennies. It’s never too late to be more financially savvy. Read on to learn more about how you can start saving now. [From: 25 ways you could be saving money today]

Gallery Credit: Bethany Adams

KEEP READING: What were the most popular baby names from the past 100 years?

More From WNAW AM