Ashland High School Student Killed in Crash with Bus

Ebony Scott
May 20, 2017

One person died Friday morning after a van rear-ended a school bus in the Town of Salem near Kenosha, police say.

Ashland County Sheriff Michael Brennan told the News Tribune that "excessive speed" appeared to be a contributing factor in the accident.

Around 7:45 a.m. Friday, May 19, the Ashland County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a auto that had rear-ended a school bus on State Highway 112 approximately two miles south of Ashland. About 20 students were on the bus.

This crash remains under investigation by the Ashland County Sheriff's Office.

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"It was a work van, it had a granite or another countertop in the back of it", Beth said. Other students on the bus were taken to Trevor Fire Department to be picked up by parents or released to school officials.

Beth, whose daughter attends Westosha Central, but does not use the bus, said the crash triggered his parental instincts.

The names of the victims are being withheld pending family notification.

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