One Killed in Illinois School Bus Accident

Published 04/05 2013 11:10AM

Updated 04/05 2013 02:57PM

Police say one person is dead after an accident involving a school bus carrying more than two dozen elementary school students and two other vehicles in northern Illinois. 

Authorities said in a press conference that 12 of the students on the school bus were transported to local hospitals in ambulances, while an additional 23 students were loaded onto a bus and taken to hospitals with injuries. 

The female bus driver suffered no major injuries, and is speaking with authorities, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said in a press conference. 

Two passengers in a Jeep Cherokee were also taken to a hospital, while the driver of a Jeep Wrangler was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The identification of the driver has not been released, pending notification of the family, Chief Deputy Coroner Orlando Portillo said in a press conference. Portillo did confirm the driver is a male. 

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