The driver of a school bus that struck and killed a six-year-old boy in September is now facing charges.

Thomas Wedman was killed while he was walking to school with his father and older brother.

His father, Jeff Wedman, said Thomas stepped onto the road after it looked like the school bus was stopping as it was about to turn the corner.

Instead it struck the young boy who fell under the tires and died instantly.

St. Albert RCMP have charged the driver with careless driving and failing to yield to a pedestrian.