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Milwaukee Boy with Autism Dies After Being Hit by School Bus

May 22, 2014

(May 22, 2014) -- 6-year-old Raul Espinosa died yesterday after being hit by a school bus in Milwaukee County. Raul who had severe autism wandered from his house earlier that day without his caregivers knowing. Milwaukee County's medical examiner office identified today that the body did indeed belong to Raul. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Raul's family and friends.

Autism Speaks has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to address autism wandering incidents. Visit this page to find out how to report an active case of wandering.  Find Autism Speaks resources to help prevent wandering here.