ARGOS, Ind. (AP) — A coroner has identified an Indiana boy who was killed when a flatbed truck collided with a school bus carrying students on a field trip.
Marshall County Coroner John Grolich says 13-year-old Owen Abbott of Winimac was pronounced dead at the scene after the truck rear-ended the bus on Wednesday about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of South Bend. An autopsy is planned for Thursday.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Judge Denies Request To Extend Gag Order
The bus was carrying 38 students and three chaperones from the Eastern Pulaski school district to see a Christmas musical.
Investigators say the bus had stopped at a rail crossing and was beginning to accelerate when it was hit from behind by the truck.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Most Locations To Remain Dry Overnight
Indiana State Police Sgt. Ted Bohner says prosecutors will review crash investigators’ final report to determine if the truck’s driver will face charges.
A 14-year-old boy injured in the crash was released from a hospital Wednesday.MORE NEWS: Illinois State University Student Jelani Day's Death Ruled A Drowning
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