An 88-year-old crossing guard was protecting children when he was hit and killed by a vehicle on Tuesday morning, according to several reports.
Bob Nill, known as “Mr. Bob,” worked outside a Catholic school in Kansas. According to the school, Christ the King in Kansas City, “Mr. Nill is a hero. He stopped two of our students from crossing the road as the car approached.”
One of his three sons, Bart Nill, told the Kansas City Star that his father was a Coast Guard veteran, retired banker and coach who started work as a crossing guard five years ago.
“He was selfless,” Bart Nill said.
No children were injured in the crash. The driver of the car was hospitalized.
Bob Nill was hit on the street by the sedan, according to Fox4 in Kansas City.
Witnesses believe the driver was speeding, the Washington Post reports. Police spokesman Jonathon Westbrook told The Post that officers believe the driver was probably distracted, but not intoxicated.
The crash is still under investigation.
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