One person lost their life in Jennings County on Wednesday morning in a school bus accident.
The collision happened early in the morning, sometime before 7 a.m. on State Road 7 close to the split with State Road 3, south of Vernon, Indiana.
Indiana State Police said the school bus was going southbound on State Road 7 when another vehicle, a Chevy truck that was traveling in the opposite direction, turned in front of it.
The driver and school bus assistant, seventy-four-year-old Mary Boyd, were on the bus. The two of them were alone on the bus; it was their morning route, so no children were on board yet.
Boyd was fatally injured in the crash. She was transported to St. Vincent-Jennings Hospital, where the doctors pronounced her dead.
The bus driver did not suffer any injuries. The driver and the passenger in the other vehicle were transported to the hospital as well; they did not have life-threatening injuries.
Indiana State Police said the initial investigation shows that the truck driver caused the accident.
The driver of the other vehicle should have let the bus pass but did not do that. For now, it is not clear whether the other driver will face criminal charges.
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