School Bus Involved in Fatal Vehicle Crash in York County, South Carolina
YORK COUNTY, SC. – A school bus was involved in a fatal vehicle crash in York County, South Carolina, according to an online news story posted at wsoctv.com. No one involved in the Tracking accident has been identified.*
The accident occurred on the morning of February 5, 2019 on Highway 49 in York County. At about 8 a.m., a Ford F-150 was traveling on Highway 49, though it is not clear what direction. Near the intersection with Old Limestone Road, the F-150 driver attempted to pass a school bus in front of it.
The F-150 was in a legal passing zone, but the driver changed lanes into oncoming traffic. The F-150 ended up crashing head-on into a Toyota Prius that was traveling in the opposite direction. The F-150 driver then swerved and sideswiped the school bus that he had been trying to pass.
The school bus belonged to York District 1, and officials reported that no students were on board the bus at the time. The driver of the bus, who has not been identified, was not injured, nor was an unidentified monitor on the bus.
The driver of the Prius sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene of the crash. Officials have not released the identity of this driver.
Emergency responders transported the driver of the F-150 to a local hospital with unknown injuries. He has only been identified as a 31-year-old man from York. No charges have been filed against him at this time, though that could change when the accident investigation is complete.
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