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Driver killed when truck slams into Florida school bus

6 students injured

Troopers say a truck crashed into a school bus in Hernando County.
Troopers say a truck crashed into a school bus in Hernando County. (Florida Highway Patrol)

WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. – A 69-year-old man died and six students were treated for minor injuries after a pickup truck crashed into a school bus in Florida.

The Ford F-150 crashed into the bus that was carrying students to Winding Waters school on Wednesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Six of the 48 students on the bus were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, the agency said in a news release.

The truck was traveling behind the bus, which stopped to let a pedestrian cross the road. The truck failed to stop and crashed into the bus, the crash report said.

Michael James Scott of Crystal River died at the scene, troopers said. The report said bus driver Kathleen Kay was not injured.

Weeki Wachee is north of Tampa in Hernando County.