Driver of vehicle that crashed into Russell County school bus identified

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(Photo: Courtesy Virginia State Police)

RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia State Police are still investigating a two-vehicle crash in Russell County that involved a school bus.

VSP says the incident happened a little before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25 on Route 58 at Hawkins Mill Road.

A Russell County school bus was stopped in the right eastbound lane to pick up students when a 2003 Honda Accord failed to stop in time and collided with the back of the bus.

Police say the bus had its flashing lights activated at the time of the crash.

There were 17 students as well as the driver who was on the bus at the time of the incident. One person on the bus was reported to have sustained a minor injury.

The driver of the Honda, Jeffrey, S. Bush, 29, of Castlewood, was flown to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Charges are pending and the crash remains under investigation.

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