Man Dies After Colliding with Rear of School Bus – UPDATE: Victim Identified
BROOKSVILLE – The westbound lanes of Cortez Blvd near the intersection of Mitchell Road remain closed, after a car collided with the rear of a school bus – killing the driver.
According to one witness, the male driver of the car slammed full speed into the rear of the bus, after it stopped for a railroad crossing on Cortez Blvd.
There were no children on-board the bus at the time of the crash and no other injuries are reported at this time.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.
Rail traffic is temporarily on hold until further notice by officials.
UPDATE: Officials have identified the victim as 57-year-old Wade Alan Varney of Spring Hill.
The driver of the school bus, 51-year-old Juan Enrique Rivera was not injured in the crash and no charges are expected to be filed.
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