One person died and a toddler was hospitalized with serious injuries after a crash with a school bus Tuesday in Baton Rouge.
The crash occurred about 7:30 a.m. at Airline Highway and McClelland Drive.
Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. identified the driver who died on the scene as Dandrew West, 33, of Grosse Tete.
More than 30 students were on the bus at the time of the crash, said Taylor Gast, East Baton Rouge Parish schools spokeswoman, and all exited safely; none required hospitalization. The bus was en route to Redemptorist St. Gerard School.
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An image of the scene showed the vehicle, a dark-colored sedan, wedged beneath the rear of the bus.
Coppola said the car's 3-year-old passenger was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The toddler and the driver were the only two people inside the car.
Investigators determined that the bus was in the inside turning lane of Airline Highway northbound, planning to turn onto McClelland Drive. The other car also entered the turning lane but for unknown reasons didn't stop, crashing into the rear of the bus.
The collision caused a fire to the front end of the car, which was extinguished by a witness, Coppola said.