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Man struck, killed by school bus in Atlanta identified

ATLANTA (CBS46) -

A man who was struck and killed on Sept. 13 by a public school bus as he crossed a northwest Atlanta street has been identified.

The bus was taking some young students home from Woodson Elementary School, when a man, identified as Eugene Mays, 56, of Atlanta, walked into the street at the wrong time.

Exactly how the accident happened is still under investigation.

Police told CBS Atlanta News a bus was taking some young students home just after 3:30 p.m. Friday.

The driver was heading south along James Jackson Parkway, about a block up from Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway when Mays walked into the road.

Niko Pounds was working inside a music store nearby when her boss hurried inside to tell her the awful news.

"He said, 'Oh my God Niko! It's a dead body in the street!'" Pounds said.

Mays was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Pounds said Mays was a quiet man, who would occasionally ask for money, but largely kept to himself.

"He was a decent guy. He didn't bother anybody," Pounds said.

Another bus picked up the three children onboard the original bus.

None of them were injured, police said.

Pounds said the tragedy has left her thinking about how fragile life can be.

"You gotta take life more seriously than what you're taking it, because it is no joke out here," Pounds said.

The driver, who was not identified, will not face charges.

The driver is undergoing routine drug testing.

The accident is still under investigation.

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