Bixby Public Schools have released the identity of a fourth grader who died after being hit by a car last night. The accident happened in the area of 169th Street and U.S. Highway 64.
Bixby Public Schools Superintendent Rob Miller sent out a statement to BPS families saying the child who died was a fourth grader at Central Intermediate.
Miller said Conner Rineheart was crossing the street with friends when he was struck by a car. He was pronounced dead at a Tulsa hospital.
Bixby schools sent the following message to parents and staff in the district:
Our school family has learned of some very tragic news. Yesterday evening, one of our students, Conner Rineheart, a fourth grader at Central Intermediate, was killed in an accident as he was crossing the street with friends.
The Rineheart family has several children who attend Bixby Schools as well as others who have recently graduated. The district is prepared to provide support for Conner’s siblings and any students or staff who may need help processing this very difficult news.
Please see here for a helpful resource our counselors have provided to assist families in processing this information with their child.
We extend our deepest condolences to the Rineheart family as our entire school community prepares to support them through this tragedy.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if your child is in need of support or if you have any questions or concerns.