Driver cited in Deltona day care bus crash

Children suffer minor injuries, driver taken to hospital

Published On: Feb 07 2013 03:13:45 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 07 2013 06:42:00 PM EST
Deltona bus
DELTONA, Fla. -

A 21-year-old will be cited in the crash involving a day care bus carrying several children on Thursday in Deltona, sheriff's officials said.

Volusia County deputies said Kyerria Jarrells was driving the SUV and ran a red-light prior to hitting the bus, which operates for a private day care in Deltona.

Some children suffered minor injuries in the crash, which occurred around 3 p.m. on Saxon and Normandy boulevards. It's not clear how many children were on the bus.

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Jarrells was airlifted to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach with a severe leg injury. Deputies said she has been cited for failure to stop at a red light and driving with a suspended license.

A witness told Local 6 they thought the SUV was speeding when it hit the bus.

"I see the SUV coming that way speeding and I think he's at  the light and I see
the school bus make a big turn and it hit it in the front," said Eric Monet.

No other details were available.