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One dead after car, nearly-empty school bus collide in Wythe County

Crash involved school bus, but no kids on board

WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – The driver of the passenger vehicle has been identified as Michael W. Parks, 54, of Sugar Grove Va.

The 56-year-old male driver of the van was not injured in the crash.

The van is operated by Wythe County Public Schools as a school bus.


One person is dead after a crash in Wythe County involving a school bus with no kids on board.

State police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Rural Retreat at 2:21 p.m. on Friday.

A passenger vehicle and a Wythe County Public Schools bus collided in the 5700 block of West Lee Highway/Route 11.

The driver of the passenger vehicle died at the scene, according to the Virginia State Police.

No kids were on the school bus at the time of the crash, just the driver and an adult assistant, according to state police. The adult assistant was taken to a hospital for treatment of “minor injuries,” state police say.

The crash remains under investigation.


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