Student dies when car drives under school bus

Authorities say a high school senior who was driving a car with two other people in it became blinded by the sun and crashed under a school bus, killing one of the passengers.

The other passenger was critically injured and flown to a hospital. The driver was also injured and expected to recover.

No one on the bus was hurt.

Benton County Deputy Coroner tells WHBQ-TV that 14-year-old Kahleb McKinnie, an Ashland High School freshman, was killed Tuesday morning. McKinnie’s cousin, a sixth-grader, was critically injured.

Ashland Police say the driver reported being blinded by the sun.

Police say the bus had just dropped off elementary school students and was on its way to the middle and high school when it was hit by the car.

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