A crash on US 31 between an Eastern Pulaski Community School bus and a straight truck has claimed the life of a teenage boy.
Just after 9 a.m. on Wednesday Indiana State Troopers and Marshall County Deputies responded to calls of a crash on northbound US 31, just north of Argos.
The bus had just stopped, at the railroad crossing just south of Michigan Road. As the bus began to accelerate it was struck from behind in the left rear by a Freightliner straight truck.The truck, which was towing a trailer, was being driven by 26 year old Tylor Perry, of Camby, IN.
A male teenage student seated in the left rear of the bus was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Marshall County Coroner. A 14 year old student, was airlifted from the scene and taken to a South Bend hospital. This student’s injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening. Other students were taken to a medical center in Plymouth for complaints of pain and reunification with parents.
At the time of the crash the bus was occupied by 38 eighth grade students and three chaperones that were on the way to see a Christmas musical in Warsaw.
Northbound US 31 closed for crash reconstruction and removal of the vehicles.