Police: School bus runs red light, crashes into 2 cars

Dade City, Florida -- A woman was flown to Lakeland Regional Wednesday afternoon after police say a school bus rear-ended her car along Hwy 301 near Morningside Drive.

Sources at the scene say 61-year-old Patricia Austin was stopped at a red light on US 301 and Morningside Drive. The school bus, being driven by Bonita Mayle, ran a red light and hit her Smart Car from behind. After impact, the school bus then T-boned a Chevy Malibu killing 65-year-old Marion McDonald of Dade City.

Two children, ages 13 and 14, who were in McDonald's vehicle were taken to Florida Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries as a precaution. Mrs. Austin was flown by Bay Flight to Lakeland Regional Hospital. Mayle and the male aide on board were not injured.

10 News will have more on this developing story as soon as information becomes available.


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