Iowa State University Bus Driver Found Guilty in Student’s Death

A 23-year-old Ames in Story County-based Iowa State University bus driver on Monday, August 1 pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor charge in relation to the vehicular accident that resulted in the death of an 18-year-old student on December 14, 2015.

The driver’s charge gives him the possibility of being imprisoned for up to 30 days. The Story County Attorney’s Office said the case will begin its trial on Tuesday, August 2.

According to court documents, a freshman student who hailed from Urbana was on her way to class for a final test before the semester break when she was allegedly hit by the bus that the school driver had been operating. ISU police found her lying on the crosswalk just a few minutes after she was hit.

The driver was arrested on Jan. 20, 2016, after surveillance video footage revealed he made a left turn against a flashing yield arrow.

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