Man killed in Rancho Cordova school bus crash

5:53 PM, Sep 18, 2012   |    comments
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RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - A man was killed after a school bus and a jeep crashed Tuesday afternoon in a rural area of Rancho Cordova.

The crash happened around 3:52 p.m. near Jackson Highway and Sunrise Boulevard.

According to the California Highway Patrol Officer Jasper Begay, the Jeep Cherokee was traveling westbound on Jackson Highway toward Sunrise when the driver ran the red light.

The school bus driver broadsided the Jeep, which killed the front passenger. The woman driving the Jeep was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, Begay said.

The school bus did not have any student passengers. Begay said he not have information on if the driver was injured.

Traffic is backed up on Jackson Highway and Sunrise Boulevard; drivers cannot go eastbound on Jackson Highway nor can they go southbound on Sunrise Boulevard.

CHP is diverting traffic since the intersection is closed.


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