Six-year-old boy struck, killed by school bus on Milwaukee's south side

CREATED May 21, 2014 - UPDATED: May 22, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - A day after that six year old boy was killed while crossing the intersection of Cesar Chavez and Mineral, words can't express the grief has family's feeling. His mother spoke to us outside her home Thursday afternoon. It's just steps from where her son lost his life.

Aurora Mejia describes her son as a sweet boy.
 
"He was very sociable with people. A lot of people loved him. What else can I say?" said Aurora Mejia.
 
Raul Espinosa, shown in this surveillance video moments before the accident, was diagnosed with autism.  At age six, Raul still wore a diaper. His mother lost sight of him Wednesday at their home and began to search for him. She has a hard time talking about it.
 
"It's like living it all over again.The only thing I want is (sighs)," said Mejia.
 
We now know two students were on the school bus when it hit little Raul. Lakeside Bus Company sent us a statement, saying "our thoughts and prayers go out to the family." But the family's angry and thinks the bus driver should be held accountable, even if she simply didn't see the child.
 
"What can I say? Really, may God forgive her because I can't. She took the life away from my son. It's gonna take all of my strength to continue going," said Mejia.
 
A memorial of teddy bears and balloons is growing to honor little Raul. We asked his mother what she will miss the most about him. She replied "todo," everything.