MOULTRIE COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — State police said two people are dead after a crash between a Sullivan school bus and a SUV.
It happened on 800 North and IL Route 32 around 3:30 Friday afternoon.
State police said the SUV was at a stop sign on 800 North and drove into the intersection. They said the school bus was driving on Route 32 and hit the SUV. The woman driving that SUV and a passenger on the school bus were pronounced dead at the scene. Police are not releasing their information until next of kin have been notified.
There were 11 children and one driver on the Sullivan school bus. No one else was in the SUV. The Sullivan School District says an elementary student was killed in the crash.
The district released a statement Friday night that reads as follows:
This afternoon, a Sullivan school bus transporting eleven students was involved in an accident. It is with deep sorrow that we are reaching out to let our school family know that a Sullivan Elementary Student lost their life as a result of this tragedy.
As soon as the school was notified, the administrative team and school social worker, went to the scene to provide support, ensure immediate notification to families, and assist with family reunification.
On Monday, support and counseling services will be provided to students in all three buildings. . We will share additional counseling details as plans are finalized.
Please keep this family and our entire school community in your thoughts and prayers.
Route 32 reopened around 10:30 p.m. Friday night.