3 injured in crash involving Hillsborough school bus

PLANT CITY, FL (WFLA) — Three people were injured in crash Wednesday morning involving a Hillsborough County school bus and a minivan on Highway 60.

A Hillsborough County Schools spokesperson says the crash involves a school bus for Turkey Creek Middle School. Five students were on the bus at the time of the crash, plus the driver.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Crews responded to the scene. A spokesperson said that three people who were in the minivan were injured and transported to Tampa General Hospital.

Florida Highway Patrol says the driver, 45-year-old Luis Nieves Resto of Plant City, was traveling west on SR-60 around 8:30 a.m. when he failed to stop, crashing into the back of the school bus.

Two passengers in the vehicle, 43-year-old Omyra Freciano and a 7-year-old girl, were injured in the crash, as well. Two of the crash victims were airlifted to a local hospital, the third was transported by ambulance.

One student on the school bus was examined at the scene by fire rescue crews, but was not transported to a hospital. The assistant principal was at the scene with students.

The crash caused traffic delays on SR-60.

Photo courtesy Florida Highway Patrol
Photo courtesy Florida Highway Patrol
Photo courtesy Florida Highway Patrol
Photo courtesy Florida Highway Patrol
Photo courtesy Florida Highway Patrol


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