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Driver Killed After Rear-Ending Transit Bus in Sarasota County, Florida

May 28, 2019

SARASOTA COUNTY, FL. – According to a news report posted online at, a driver was killed in a vehicle accident after rear-ending a public transit bus in Sarasota County, Florida. The victim has not yet been identified, and authorities are working to determine what circumstances led to the collision.*

The accident happened on U.S. Highway 41 at the intersection with Center Road in Sarasota County. Florida Highway Patrol and WWSB report that a Toyota Corolla was traveling north behind a Sarasota County Area Transit bus on U.S. 41, approaching the intersection. In the left-hand turn lane at the crossing with Center Road, the Toyota reportedly crashed into the back of the bus. 

It is not clear why the accident happened or what factors might have been involved in the collision. A photo taken at the scene and posted to the WWSB website shows the blue Toyota with significant front-end damage. A large amount of debris is present on the roadway. The bus does not have damage visible in the photo. 

WWSB reports that the driver of the Toyota was killed in the accident. This person was identified only as 31 years old. No other information about him or her was reported. The news story does not say whether anyone else was riding in the Toyota at the time. 

One passenger was on the transit bus, according to WWSB, and this person and the driver of the bus were not injured. They were also not identified. 

Troopers with Florida Highway Patrol responded to the site of the crash and are still in the process of investigating the wreck. 

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