Woman killed, students injured in school bus accident

courtesy/BUTCH MERIWETHER<br>Authorities were on the scene of an accident involving a school bus and a convertible car in which the driver of the car was killed Tuesday morning.

courtesy/BUTCH MERIWETHER<br>Authorities were on the scene of an accident involving a school bus and a convertible car in which the driver of the car was killed Tuesday morning.

KINGMAN - A 27-year-old woman was killed and multiple students injured in an accident involving a convertible Chevrolet Cavalier and a Kingman Unified School District bus in Golden Valley Tuesday morning.

The driver of the convertible, Bridget Bruce of Golden Valley, died in the accident on Highway 68 at Teddy Roosevelt Road around 7:20 a.m., according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Golden Valley Fire Chief Tom O'Donohue said 24 teens were on the bus at the time of the accident. Of those, 9 students were transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center and 15 refused treatment.

The driver of the bus was also transported to the hospital and later released after receiving treatment for minor injuries.

A 5-year-old boy in the front passenger seat of the Cavalier was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center for evaluation for possible critical injuries, O'Donohue said. The boy was listed in stable condition as of Tuesday afternoon.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the school bus was stopped at Teddy Roosevelt Road and was turning onto Highway 68 when the Cavalier slammed into the rear of the bus.

The Department of Public Safety is handling the accident investigation. School district officials said grief counselors have been made available to students.