An 8-year-old Hernando girl died after the vehicle she was in rear-ended a Citrus County School District bus dropping off students in Hernando.
None of the 30 Citrus High School students aboard the bus or their driver were injured in the 3:09 p.m. collision Thursday, May 13, according to Florida Highway Patrol and the school district.
According to highway patrol, which didn't identify the motorists involved, the bus, driven by a 79-year-old Inverness man, was eastbound on State Road 200 and had stopped to unload students near the intersection with East VFW Lane.
At the same time, a 75-year-old Hernando man was driving a Chrysler Sebring east on S.R. 200, failed to brake for the bus and struck its rear.
According to highway patrol, the Sebring's driver and a 10-year-old girl passenger from Hernando suffered minor injuries.
A younger girl in the Chrysler who wasn't in a child restraint died after being taken to hospital, according to Florida Highway Patrol.