Student killed when school bus struck from behind


An eighth grade boy on his way with classmates to see a Christmas musical in Warsaw was killed Wednesday morning after the school bus they were riding in was struck from behind in Marshall County.

According to Indiana State Police, the Eastern Pulaski Community School bus had just stopped at a railroad crossing about 30 miles south of South Bend on U.S. 31 as required by law and was pulling away when it was struck from behind by a truck.

The truck, which was towing a trailer, was driven by Tylor Perry, 26, of Camby, Indiana.

The boy was seated in the left rear of the bus and was declared dead at the scene.  

Another student was airlifted from the scene to a hospital in South Bend. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. 

Other students were taken to a hospital in Plymouth for treatment of pain and to be reunited with parents. 

There were 38 students on the bus along with three chaperones.  

Toxicology results are pending for both drivers, which is required by law for vehicle operators involved in serious injury or fatal crashes. Weather is not believed to have been a factor at the time of the crash.

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