School Bus Driver Killed In Crash

School bus overturned on Twelve Mile Rd. between Adelaide St. and Highbury Ave., October 4, 2016. Photo courtesy of West Region OPP.

Provincial police say a woman is dead after a crash involving a school bus north of London.

Middlesex OPP say the school bus was heading west on Twelve Mile Rd. between Adelaide St. N and Highbury Ave. just after 9:15am on Tuesday when it crashed into a tree.

“The bus appears to have struck the north side shoulder of the gravel road, then corrected and crossed the roadway where it struck a tree on the south side,” says Constable Liz Melvin. “After the impact of hitting the tree the bus rolled onto its passengers side.”

The bus driver, a 63-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Melvin say no children were on board the bus at the time.

Police closed Twelve Mile Rd. between Adelaide St. N and Highbury Ave. for their investigation. It reopened just after 2pm.