1 Killed, 2 Students Injured in Lake Elsinore Crash on Riverside Street near Highway 74

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Lake Elsinore, CA: Fatal School Bus Crash on Riverside Street

Lake Elsinore, California (May 12, 2022) – One person was killed in a Thursday morning traffic accident involving a school bus that left two students injured in Lake Elsinore, authorities said.

The deadly accident occurred at about 6:32 a.m. on Riverside Street near Highway 74.

According to the California Highway Patrol, an SUV collided with a Lake Elsinore Unified school bus on the roadway in unclear circumstances.

First responders arrived at the scene and extricated one person who was trapped in the SUV.

2 Injured in Crash on Riverside Street

Sadly, one person in the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two students sustained minor injuries in the accident and were hospitalized for treatment.

The driver of the bus was not injured.

Images from the scene showed that the bus had been broadsided. The front of the black SUV was crumpled.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

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