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Student dies in Marshall County school bus crash

Posted: 11:35 AM, Dec 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-05 21:59:25Z

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind. — A student has died in a school bus crash in Marshall County in northern Indiana this morning.

The crash happened at 9:06 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 31  at the railroad tracks just north of State Road 10. This is between Plymouth and Argos.

According to a report from the Bremen post of the Indiana State Police, the school bus, driven by Cheryl Warner, 54, of Winamac, had just stopped as required by law at the railroad crossing just south of Michigan Road. As the bus began to accelerate, it was struck in the left rear by a 2016 Freightliner straight truck hauling a trailer.

The truck was driven by Perry Tylor, 26, of Camby, troopers said.

A teenage boy who was sitting in the left rear of the bus was pronounced dead at the scene. Another student, Zane Bell, 14, was taken by medical helicopter to Memorial Hospital of South Bend for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, troopers said.

Other students were taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth where they were treated and released, troopers said.

The identity of the boy who was killed is being withheld pending the notification of family.

The bus involved was from Eastern Pulaski schools. There were 38 eighth-grade students and three chaperones on board at the time of the crash. The students were on a field trip to Warsaw to see a Christmas musical.

Toxicology results are pending for both drivers, which is standard procedure in serious injury or fatal crashes. Weather is not believed to have been a factor in the crash, troopers said.

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