FHP investigating fatal crash involving school bus and motorcycle in St. Petersburg

FHP investigating fatal crash involving school bus and motorcycle in St. Petersburg
FHP investigating fatal crash involving school bus and motorcycle in St. Pete
NEAR JENKINS, Mo. — The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms a driver suffered serious injuries in a head-on crash involving a school bus crash in Barry County.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. on Highway 248 near County Road 2080 near Jenkins. Investigators report no injuries aboard the Galena School District bus.

Pinellas County schools said the parents picked their children up from the crash scene, but an alternative school bus was also available to transport them home.

FHP responded to the intersection of 62nd Avenue North and 28th Street North in St. Petersburg just before 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The crash happened just before 5 p.m. in a residential area, at 28th Street North and 62nd Avenue North.

No injuries have been reported to any children aboard the bus, according to FHP. The school bus involved was transporting four students who attend Nina Harris School, a school for students with special needs located in Pinellas Park.

ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) – A motorcyclist was run over and killed by a school bus in Pinellas County Tuesday. 

"None of the students or Pinellas County Schools staff on board the bus were injured. Parents have chosen to pick up their students, but an alternative school bus was also available to transport them home. Support services will be available to the students and staff who witnessed the accident, if needed," the Pinellas County School District said in a statement.

According to FHP, the motorcyclist, Wanderley Echemen, 21, was traveling east down 62nd Avenue North when the school bus took a left turn, into the motorcyclist's path. As a result, the front of the school bus struck the right side of the motorcycle, according to FHP. 


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