A crossing guard attempting to stop traffic for children going to an elementary school on Tuesday was hit and killed by a vehicle, Kansas City, Kansas police said.

The guard was struck early Tuesday near Christ the King Parish School in Kansas City, Kansas.  No children were injured, police spokesman Jonathon Westbrook

The crossing guard, whose name was not released, was employed through the city and government officials said in a news release that witnesses reported he was pushing children out of the way of the approaching vehicle when he was hit.

“I offer my deepest sympathies to the family of the Crossing Guard, and I offer our gratitude on behalf of our residents for his selfless sacrifice in protecting our children,” Mayor/CEO David Alvey said in a news release.

The driver of a black sedan that hit the guard was taken to a hospital.

The investigation is continuing.

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