Updated at 4:55 p.m.

No charges have been filed against a Marine who allegedly hit a 16-year-old boy as he walked across the street to the bus early Monday morning.

David Palacio crossed Dawson Cabin Road around 6:40 a.m. to get on Bus 104 headed to Dixon High School when Staff Sgt. Joshua Aaron Block, 26, from Atascosa, Texas allegedly hit him with his black 2009 Honda Civic, said First Sgt. David Oglesby with the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

The sun wasn’t up yet at the time, Oglesby said. The time of day in addition to downloading information from Block’s cell phone and car and video from the school bus will be used to determine what charges, if any, will be filed against Block.

The Highway Patrol is working with the District Attorney’s Office and as of late Monday no charges had been filed against Block.

“The investigation is continuing,” said District Attorney Ernie Lee.

After the crash, Oglesby said Block pulled the car over and based on where he pulled over in relation to the scene he estimated Block was going the posted speed limit of 55 miles-per-hour.

Block was on his way back home at the time, Oglesby said. He’d forgotten his ID at home and returned to get it before going to the gym.

Block stayed on scene throughout the investigation and drove his Honda, with the driver’s side window and front headlight shattered and the rear-view mirror hanging off the side, to the Highway Patrol office after, he added.

“He’s been fully cooperative,” Oglesby said, adding that Block was not injured in the crash.

There were approximately 15 students on the bus at the time, some of whom witnessed the incident, Oglesby said.

Onslow County Schools had a crisis team at Dixon High School early Monday morning, said Public Information Officer Suzie Ulbrich, and the students were their first concern as more information was released about the incident to the public.

Block is an active-duty Marine who joined the Marine Corps on Aug. 28, 2008 and is assigned to the CH-53E/K Detachment of Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1) at Marine Corps Air Station New River, according to Nat Fahy, the Director of Public Affairs for Marine Corps Installations East.

“Our collective thoughts and prayers go out to the Palacio family during this unfortunate time,” Fahy said.

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Updated at 11:54 a.m.

The Highway Patrol has released the names of those involved in this morning's fatal crash on Dawson Cabin Road.

David Palacio, 16, a Dixon High School student, was walking across the street to the bus when he was struck by 26-year-old Staff Sgt. Joshua Aaron Block, said Highway Patrol First Sgt. Davis Oglesby.

Block was on his way to the gym when he realized he left his ID and turned around to go home and get it, Oglesby said. He was on his way home still when he hit Palacio, he added.

The speed limit there is 55 miles-per-hour, Oglesby said, and it appears Block was not speeding at the time based on where he pulled his 2009 Honda Civic over after the crash.

Block was not injured in the crash, Oglesby said, and the students on the bus were shook up, but also not injured.

Block drove his car to Highway Patrol, the driver's side window and front light shattered and the rear-view mirror hanging off the side. Oglesby said he has not been charged at this time.

Highway Patrol is looking over the data from Block's cell phone and will download information from his Honda, if available, as well as looking at video from the school bus and witness statements to determine if Block was distracted at the time of the crash.

Oglesby is working with the District Attorney's Office and will have an update on charges by Tuesday at the latest, he said.

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Updated at 10:03 a.m.

A teen hit by a car as he was getting onto a school bus this morning has died as a result of his injuries.

The boy, whose name has not been released yet, was getting on bus 104 from Dixon High School around 6:47 a.m. when a man driving a dark Honda hit him, said Highway Patrol First Sgt. David Oglesby. 

The Honda driver was traveling west, the opposite direction of the bus which had the stop sign extended, he added.

The driver parked the car and walked back, and Oglesby said he stayed on the scene the entire time.

The boy, who is believed to be 15-to-16 years old, was alive on scene and transported to Onslow Memorial Hospital, Oglesby said.

The hospital said he did not survive and Amy Sousa, senior vice president of Public Relations, said their thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Troopers are still on the scene talking with witnesses and have some conflicting stories about what happened, Oglesby said, but the road was opened back up for traffic around 9:35 a.m. 

Highway Patrol is working with the District Attorney’s office on charges to ensure they’ve covered everything, Oglesby said. 

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Updated at 9:32 a.m.

Few details about the crash scene on Dawson Cabin Road are available at this time, but Onslow County Schools Public Information Officer Suzie Ulbrich said a crisis team is on Dixon High School campus this morning.

The Daily News staff on scene said Bus 104 was parked inside the crime scene tape. There were children on the bus at the time of the incident, Ulbrich said.  Ulbrich was unable to answer other questions this morning but said after the students were seen to, she would be able to release more information. "The children are our first concern right now," Ulbrich said. District Attorney Ernie Lee was on the Dawson Cabin Road scene this morning and said he was going back to his office to meet with Highway Patrol troopers. --------

The Highway Patrol is investigating a crash called in at 6:47 a.m., though few details are available at this time.

The crash happened on Dawson Cabin Road near Stillwood Drive and troopers were still at the scene by 8:15 a.m., according to the Highway Patrol.

Authorities have Dawson Cabin Road closed at Old Glory Lane. There is a yellow school bus stopped on the eastbound land about 200 yards from Old Glory.

Details were not immediately available on what happened or the level of injuries involved.

Stay with JDNews.com for more information as it becomes available.