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George Pezdirtz struck by school bus, killed in Gaithersburg

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A pedestrian was killed in a serious accident Thursday morning along Clopper Road in Gaithersburg, police say.

A school bus hit the pedestrian at about 6:30 a.m, Montgomery County Police spokesman Paul Starks said. No children were on the school bus at the time. The bus and the driver are still on the scene.

Officials say the victim, George Pezdirtz III, 55, of Gaithersburg, was not in the crosswalk when he was struck.

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