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Man killed by oncoming traffic after students load school bus in Breathitt County

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Sep 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-15 22:55:46-04

BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Wednesday morning, a man was hit and killed by oncoming traffic while crossing the road after accompanying a student onto a Breathitt County school bus.

Kentucky State Police reported troopers and detectives responded to the scene where 47-year-old Randall Scott was found dead in the roadway.

Evidence indicated that the school bus was stopped in the southbound lane when Combs escorted the student onto the bus. Combs attempted to walk across the northbound lane when an SUV traveling northbound ignored the flashing lights and stop sign of the bus and hit Combs, causing fatal injuries.

The SUV driver stopped the car and ran into a heavily wooded area. He was not located at the time but was identified as 43-year-old Santos Domingo of Hazard.

After investigation efforts and phone calls, Domingo surrendered himself to State Police custody.

Combs was pronounced dead at the scene by the Breathitt County Coroner’s Office.

Santos Domingo was placed under arrest and charged with leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid/assist with death or serious physical injury, reckless homicide, reckless driving, passing a loading/unloading school bus 1st offense, and no operator’s license. He has been lodged at Kentucky River Regional Jail.

The incident is still under investigation.