Man facing charges after crashing into Marion County school bus carrying 25 children, FHP says

No injuries were reported in the crash

(File) (WJXT)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A 23-year-old man is facing a charge after he crashed into a school bus loaded with children in Marion County Wednesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the crash, which resulted in no injuries, happened around 7:45 a.m. at Southeast 55th Avenue Road and Southeast 57th Ave.

[TRENDING: Record number of manatees visit Blue Spring State Park during Florida cold snap | 3 get life in slaying of store guard over face mask order | Become a News 6 Insider]

According to the crash report, a Belleview man was stopped in a Chevrolet Cruze, facing east in a driveway located at 12426 Southeast 55th Avenue Road.

Troopers said the man then made a wide right turn onto Southeast 55th Avenue Road, partially crossing into the northbound lane, striking the left side of a Marion County school bus traveling northwest on that same road.

The bus, driven by a 69-year-old Belleview woman, was carrying an aide and 25 students, according to the crash report.

FHP said that no injuries were reported and the driver of the Chevrolet is facing a charge for making an improper right turn.

Get today’s headlines in minutes with Your Florida Daily:

About the Author:

Jacob joined in 2022. He spent 19 years at the Orlando Sentinel, mostly as a photojournalist and video journalist, before joining Spectrum News 13 as a web editor and digital journalist in 2021.