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1 Dead, 18 Injured in Car-School Bus Collision

The driver of a car involved in a collision with a school bus on Wednesday is dead and the bus driver is seriously injured.

The crash occurred Wednesday morning in Holiday, Florida, when a bus carrying students to Paul R. Smith Middle School crashed with a small Isuzu car, which was totaled in the collision. Seventeen students suffered minor injuries in the crash.

The driver of the Isuzu was transported to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The bus driver, whose legs had been pinned under the steering column, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa with serious injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.