Driver Killed When His Car Collided With a School Bus In Lake County

The driver of a Toyota sedan was killed when his vehicle collided with a Lake County school bus early on Wednesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. At roughly 6:40 a.m., a crash occurred on US Highway 27 near Great Ecret Drive, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

To get onto US-27 northbound from Great Ecret Drive, the bus was going east on Great Ecret Drive when the accident occurred. While driving down US-27 in his Toyota, the driver was paying attention to the road ahead of him.

FHP claims the bus turned directly into the path of the Toyota. With its back end partially smashed, the school bus stood diagonally over U.S. 27. The Toyota that smashed into the bus was left several hundred feet away in a retention pond, with the driver dead.