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Police: child, driver die in Ind. school bus crash
Police: 1 child, school bus driver killed in Indianapolis crash; 10 other students injured
By The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ' Indianapolis police say they haven't determined what caused a school bus to crash into a railroad bridge pillar, killing a 5-year-old girl and the bus driver and critically injuring two other students.

Police have identified the girl killed as Donasty Smith and the driver as 60-year-old Thomas Spencer II of Indianapolis. Spencer was driving the bus Monday morning when it slammed into a bridge pillar in the center of a city street with about 50 students of Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School on board.

Two male students were taken to a hospital in critical condition and eight others had less serious injuries.

Authorities say witnesses saw nothing unusual before the bus hit the bridge. Police spokesman Anthony Schneider says investigators are still reviewing evidence and awaiting autopsy results on the driver.


Information from: WISH-TV,

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