A six-year-old boy was killed in a bus crash in Calumet Township, Indiana on Thursday, and officials are saying that alcohol and traffic offenses were involved in the fatal incident.
Police have said that alcohol contributed in some way to the collision between the car and school bus.
The person driving the Honda had two young passengers in the car, with one of them being Malachi Waiters, of Gary. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead, while the other young passenger suffered from minor injuries.
It was reported by the sheriff’s department that the driver of the Honda had a suspended driver’s license, and he also had an “outstanding warrant for driving while suspended” from an earlier incident. He was transported to the hospital and then taken to the Lake County Jail for causing a death while operating a vehicle.
At this time no charges have been filed against the man driving the Honda, and the crash is still under investigation by police.
The following statistics from 2014 were provided by Indiana Criminal Justice Institute: