Two children were killed when a truck carrying 37 tons of mulch hit them as they approached a school bus in Buckingham County.
The crash happened Thursday morning on Route 15 in Dillwyn, Virginia.
Police say a tractor-trailer traveling on Route 15 struck two children approaching a school bus and both children died at the scene.
Officials investigating the crash confirmed the five-year-old boy and six-year-old girl killed were cousins.
A man at the scene who said he was the grandfather of one of the victims said the children were cousins.
The five-year-old girl was identified by her mother as Tori Perez.