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Friday, June 2, 2023

Marion County school bus carrying 43 students involved in crash on SW 86th Street

A Marion County school bus carrying 43 students was involved in a crash on SW 86th Street in Dunnellon on Monday afternoon.

The school bus was traveling on U.S. Highway 41 and began making a left turn onto SW 86th Street at approximately 4:20 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol incident report. At the same time, a 41-year-old woman from Naples and a 9-year-old passenger were traveling eastbound on SW 86th Street towards the intersection of U.S. Highway 41.

The FHP report stated that the driver of the sedan crossed the center line of SW 86th Street to avoid a disabled vehicle in the roadway, and the side of the sedan proceeded to hit the driver’s side of the bus.

There were no injuries reported and both vehicles were drivable following the accident.

The names of the drivers involved were not released by the Florida Highway Patrol.