HEMPSTEAD - Police say a 6-year-old boy is dead and several others were injured after a Nassau bus slammed into a home in Hempstead last night.

According to police, the Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) bus was traveling westbound on Fulton Avenue, swerved to avoid a pedestrian and hit a home at 505 Fulton Ave. at around 9:30 p.m.

The bus struck the pedestrian before crashing into the house, pinning the young boy, police say. The pedestrian is expected to be OK.

According to police, the 6-year-old boy who was killed and his 7-year-old brother were sleeping in a front bedroom. The 7-year-old suffered minor injuries.

Numerous fire departments responded to the scene and a triage center was set up in a Burger King parking lot to handle other injuries from the crash.

Officials say a total of 20 people were on the bus, 11 of them were injured.

The bus crash is being called a tragic accident.