1 Dead, Another Injured in Jonestown School Bus Crash


A woman is dead and a second person is injured after a car crashed into a school bus in Jonestown, Texas Friday morning.

Details of the Fatal Jonestown School Bus Crash

FOX 7 Austin reports the crash happened around 8 a.m. Friday on FM 1431. TxDOT says a red Ford Focus crashed into a Leander ISD school bus, though additional details were not immediately available.

The driver of the Ford Focus was transported to the hospital where she died. The driver of the bus suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

There were no children on the bus at the time of the crash.

Jonestown Police Department Commander Tommy Headrick says he has seen “steady” increases in crashes on the section of road over the past five years. The bus crash was one of two crashes to occur on FM 1431 Friday.

Texas Car Accident Statistics 2018

Information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • There were 12,161 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2018 with 14,908 people sustaining a serious injury.
  • There were 701 people killed in crashes occurring in intersections or related to an intersection.
  • There were 548 people killed in head-on crashes in 2018.
  • There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2018.
  • There were 940 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes where a driver was under the influence of alcohol. This is 26% of the total number of people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes.

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