A school bus driving students to Newport Elementary School in Illinois collided with a Jeep Wrangler earlier this morning leaving the driver of the Jeep, dead. 

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The bus “may have been late on the light” as it traveled through the intersection and struck a Jeep Wrangler, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said.

Officers are doing urine and blood tests on the bus driver to ensure that he was not impaired. Twenty-four of the students were transported by another school bus to Advocate Condell Medical Center and thirteen children with minor injuries were taken to other local hospitals. 

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At the time of the accident, one helicoptor and 18 emergency vehicles were on the scene. 

More information about the event is still developing. 


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