Name released of driver killed in crash with Wythe County school bus

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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7)-- One person died early Friday afternoon after crashing into a Wythe County Public Schools bus.

Virginia State Police say they responded to the 5700 block of West Lee Highway/Route 11 for a two-vehicle crash that included a bus with no children on board. The only people on the bus were the driver and an adult assistant. The assistant was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The passenger vehicle driver, Michael Parks, 54, of Sugar Grove, Va., died at the scene.

He was driving a Ford Crown Victoria south on Route 11, less than a mile south of Route 667 near St. Paul, and crossed the centerline before hitting the van going northbound head-on. The van is used by Wythe County Public Schools as a bus.

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