According to CBS-DFW, the driver, John Stevens, was indicted after crashing the Athens ISD school bus into a train Friday, January 25.
After stopping at the tracks at Cream Level Road, Stevens decided to move forward causing the train to hit the bus and push it down the track before finally stopping. There were two children on the bus with him when it crashed.
One of the students, Christopher Bonilla, was thrown from the bus and was pronounced dead at the scene. Stevens was treated for minor injuries.
A person driving a vehicle is 20 times more likely to die in a crash with a train than with another vehicle. In 2018, there have been 2,214 crashes with 270 deaths and 819 injuries.
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