News: SUV driver dead following collision with Marion County school bus


OCALA, FL – Police in Ocala said the driver of a sport utility vehicle died following a collision with a school bus Wednesday morning.

According to the Ocala-News, the two vehicles were going in opposite directions near the intersection of SE 36th Avenue and SE 15th Street at about 8:10 a.m.  Police said the driver of the SUV swerved through traffic, crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a Marion County school bus.  The SUV then hit a tree.

The SUV driver, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.   No one else was in the vehicle.  No one was injured on board the bus, which was carrying high school students.

Police said it is possible the SUV driver may have had some type of medical episode prior to the accident.

Traffic on SE 36th Avenue was diverted between SE 13th Street and SE 15th Street while the scene was being cleared and investigated.

Have you or a loved one been involved in a Marion County car accident as the result of another driver’s negligent behavior? If so, contact the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC to discuss your case with our team of experienced Marion County car accident attorneys.  We can help you pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. Reach out on our website or call us at 866-608-5529.

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