School Bus Accident Levy County

MEDIA RELEASE

Date: March 31, 2009
Time: 10:30 AM

Morriston, Florida-Shortly after 7:00 AM Levy County School Bus # 9691 was stopped in the northbound lane at 7911 SE Highway 41 picking up two students. The School bus had both stop signs out and the amber lights on when a vehicle struck the rear of the bus.

Involved in the accident were a total of ten people. Five students were on the bus and two students were boarding the bus when the accident occurred. A student that was boarding the bus had minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene. Tracy Haley, the driver of the bus, did not sustain any injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle died as a result of the crash. The drivers name has not been released until notification of relatives and loved ones. An infant child was a passenger in the vehicle and was taken to University of Florida Shands Hospital with minor injuries.

Levy County School Board Superintendent Bob Hasting is on the scene. Mr. Hasting has prepared extra counselors at the Williston schools.
The Florida Highway Patrol is on the scene investigating the traffic crash.