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Motorcyclist killed in crash with partially-loaded school bus

bruce ave. crash
Posted at 3:31 PM, Sep 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-14 08:08:17-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday afternoon in a crash involving a partially-loaded school bus.

Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened just after 2 p.m. at the intersection of Lee Boulevard and Bruce Ave. North.

Preliminary reports show the 19-year-old motorcyclist was traveling east on Lee Boulevard as the bus was turning onto Bruce Avenue.

The motorcycle then struck the side of the bus.

FHP says 23 students were on board the bus at the time of the crash. No one on the bus was injured.

Troopers say the motorcycle's speed was a contributing factor to the crash. An investigation is ongoing.