Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hit And Run Info Sought In School Bus Crash

CLEWISTON, FL. -- A school bus with 10 students on board was traveling Tuesday morning at 7:12 a.m., south on County Road 833 approaching the intersection for County Road 83 as the driver activated the left turn signal, and then began to make the left turn.

Driver of a 2001 Izuzu Rodeo began to pass in a no passing zone, traveling south in the northbound lane of County Road 833. The bus driver, Regina White, 58 of Clewiston noticed the Izuzo approaching and steered to the right as the Izuzu steered to the right also.

The front of the Izuzu struck the rear of the bus. Both vehicles were at final rest upon arrival of FHP Trooper S. Rongish, facing south in the southbound lane of County Road 833 at the intersection of County Road 835.

There were no reported injuries to the students. Note: All the occupants in the Izuzu fled on foot
from the scene prior to Law Enforcement arrival, they were described as 4-5 Hispanic males
ranging in age. Hendry County Sheriff's Office assisted with attempting to locate the occupants,
however none of the occupants were located. If anyone has any information in regards to this
crash, they are asked to contact Trooper S. Rongish with the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-

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