Bus assistant dies in Jennings County crash

Bus assistant dies in Jennings County crash
The driver of bus C138 was going southbound on State Road 7 around 6:30 a.m. when the driver of a 2013 Chevrolet truck attempted to turn southbound onto State Road 3 in front of the bus, according to Indiana State Police. (Source: ISP)

JENNINGS COUNTY, Ind. (WAVE) – A Jennings County school bus assistant died in a crash Wednesday morning.

The driver of bus C138 was going southbound on State Road 7 around 6:30 a.m. when the driver of a 2013 Chevrolet truck attempted to turn southbound onto State Road 3 in front of the bus, according to Indiana State Police.

The bus hit the passenger side of the truck.

An assistant on the bus, Mary Boyd, 74, was transported to St. Vincent-Jennings Hospital where she was pronounced dead. No one else was injured in the crash.

Jennings County School Corporation superintendent Teresa Brown released a statement Wednesday morning that read in part, “Unfortunately, it is with heartfelt sadness that we regret to inform you that the bus assistant, Mary Boyd, did not survive.”

Brown said counseling services would be available for students who rode her bus and for the those in the transportation department.

No children were on the bus at the time of the crash.

The Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team investigated the crash.

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