School crossing guard suspended in 6-year-old boy’s tractor-trailer death

Posted at 6:39 PM, Mar 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-01 18:40:06-05

A school crossing guard has been suspended after a six-year-old was hit and killed in East  Harlem.

The child,  Amar  Diarrassouba,  was walking to school with his older brother Thursday when he was hit by a truck that was trying to make a right turn.

Amar Diarrassouba

6-year-old East Harlem boy Amar Diarrassouba was struck and killed by tractor-trailer in East Harlem.

Flavia Roman is the crossing guard who should have been on duty at the time of the accident.  Roman says she left her post to use the bathroom at her home less than a block away.  Police believe she may have been running late for work.

It’s not clear if she will face charges. The district attorney’s office is investigating.