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New Information on School Bus Crash in Lynchburg


Update Wednesday 10:30 a.m.:

Lynchburg, VA – Officials are finding new information about the person Lynchburg Police say left the scene of a crash involving a school bus.

Sixteen elementary school students were on the bus when a car rear ended it right in front of city hall Tuesday afternoon.

Lynchburg police say they have located the car's owner in Altavista, but she claims she wasn't driving it and will not tell police who was.

Also, investigators say the dark colored Mazda that was involved in the crash has been found in a parking lot in Evington.

The good news is that all of the students on the bus are okay.

Police were able to track the car's owner because a license plate was left at the scene. Investigators are working with Altavista police to find the driver.


Lynchburg, VA – Officials were at the scene of an accident in downtown Lynchburg involving a Lynchburg City Schools bus Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the bus was stopped at a crosswalk in front of City Hall and was carrying 15 students from RS Payne and T.C. Miller Elementary schools.

A car behind the bus stopped, but police say a third car slammed into that car. The impact wedged the second car under the bus.

The driver of that wedged car was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

No children were hurt.

Police say the driver responsible took off, but their license plate fell off so police will be able to track down that driver.

Another bus was sent to take the kids home.

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