Driver killed in accident involving school bus in Richmond area

SkyEye 13 HD was over the scene of a fatal accident involving a school bus in Fort Bend County.

April 12, 2013 3:52:48 PM PDT
A crash involving a car and a school bus left a driver dead and students badly shaken up this morning in the Richmond area.

The driver of a green VW Beetle was killed and now investigators are working to retrace what led up to the deadly crash. The driver reportedly left the road, overcorrected and slammed into the Lamar Consolidated ISD school bus in the 4400 block of FM 723 near Foster High School. Five kids were on the bus.

According to DPS, the bus was traveling west when it collided with the car so violently, the car came to rest facing the other way. The driver is believed to have been killed instantly.

We're told a couple of kids on the bus suffered some bumps and bruises.

"We transported two children and one bus driver for minor injuries as a precautionary measure. The other three children were taken to their schools," said a DPS Trooper.

The medical examiner has removed the body of the car's driver. Police are still working to identify the victim.

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