Adult killed in collision with West Virginia school bus

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UPDATE: FEB. 20, 10:25 A.M. – The man killed in yesterday’s collision has been identified as an admissions counselor at a nearby university, according to the Associated Press.

News outlets report David Shutts was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash Wednesday about half a mile from West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The university’s president says Shutts worked at the school. There were 22 high school students on the bus involved in the crash. One was taken to a hospital for a minor injury. The rest were taken to an elementary school before being released to their parents. 


PARKERSBURG, WV (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say an adult has died after a vehicle collided with a school bus full of children.

WTAP-TV reports the head-on crash occurred on state Route 47 near the West Virginia University at Parkersburg campus.

Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens says the victim was in the other vehicle. The victim’s name and details of the accident weren’t immediately released.

Wood County Schools Superintendent William Hosaflook says as many as 19 children were on the bus. He said one child was taken to a hospital for a minor injury. The other children were taken to an elementary school where they were released to their parents.

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