A 16-year-old Ashland High School student was killed Friday Morning in a car-bus collision south of Ashland. The van, also traveling west, reportedly struck the rear of the bus. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash happened when the bus carrying 19 children stopped to pick up a student along its route around 7 a.m.
Highway C is closed between Highway 83 and 258th Avenue both east and westbound and will remain closed as the investigation continues. "The actual bumper of the back of the bus, it appears like it went nearly to the back of the passenger seat or the driver's seat".
Deputies and the Salem Fire Department responded to the scene. The uninjured students were taken to the Trevor Fire Department to be released to school officials and parents. The was transporting students to Westosha Central High School. The victim's name has not yet been released.