Woman killed, children OK in Alachua County school bus crash

By Chris Norman - Morning Show Executive Producer

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. - A Bell woman was killed Monday morning in a crash involving an Alachua County school bus and two other vehicles, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office said fewer than 10 children were on the bus, and none of them were seriously hurt in the crash, which happened about 6:30 a.m. on eastbound County Road 232/Northwest 78th Avenue at Northwest 236th Street, just north of Newberry. 

According to the Highway Patrol, the school bus was stopped when a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and a Hyundai Accent collided, causing the Hyundai to hit the back of the school bus. 

Troopers said the driver of the Hyundai, 42-year-old Tracy Dillion, died at the scene. 

The driver of the Chevrolet, a 31-year-old Trenton man, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, troopers said, 

Authorities haven't said what school the bus was headed to before the crash. The school bus driver was uninjured, troopers said.

Charges are pending, according to the Highway Patrol.

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