UPDATE: Driver Involved in Ashland Bus Crash Identified

45 Students Uninjured

Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin say a car rear-ended a school bus loaded with 45 students, but the children and the bus driver were not hurt.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says the crash happened about six miles south of Ashland on State Highway 13 at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday after school let out.

Ashland County Sheriff Michael Brennan says the bus was stopped on the road to let a student off and had its red flashers operating when a car struck it from behind.

The driver of car is 49-year-old Paul Farkas of Ashland.

The Daily Press reports Farkas was trapped when his 2006 Toyota Corolla slid under the bus.

Emergency workers freed Farkas, and he was flown to a Duluth hospital.

He is suffering from life threatening injuries.

The driver of the school bus has been identified as 33-year-old Darlene Rivera of Marengo.

She was uninjured in the crash.

The State Patrol and the sheriff’s office are investigating. 

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