Crash involving school bus leaves 1 dead, 9 others hurt; police identify woman killed
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A woman was killed and nine others injured following a crash involving a school bus on Wednesday, Oct. 26, according to officials.
Police identified the woman killed in the crash as Cindy Anderson, 50.
The crash happened in the area of Florida Boulevard near Wooddale Boulevard just after 6:30 a.m.
According to BRPD, Anderson was driving a 2018 Toyota Camry and ran a stop sign on Fernwood Drive. Investigators said the car crashed into the side of an East Baton Rouge school bus that was traveling westbound on Florida Boulevard, causing the bus to roll onto its side.
Officials are looking into whether Anderson suffered a medical condition or if it was distracted driving.
Five students from Baton Rouge High School were injured in the crash and transported to a hospital. None of the students had life-threatening injuries, school officials said.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System issued the following statement about the bus crash:
Florida Boulevard reopened just after 9 a.m., after the road was temporarily shut down due to the accident.
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