Who was Owen Abbott? Owen Middle School boy who died in school bus crash

Recently, it was reported that a student was killed on the way to the Christmas musical, it is known to be the 3rd deadly bus crash this week. The news got circulated over the internet like wildfire. You are required to read the article further and follow us around for all the insights. Continue reading for more details.

Owen Abbott

Who was Owen Abbott?

An Indiana middle school student was killed on Wednesday in a school bus wreck on the way to a Christmas musical, one of three fatal US wrecks involving buses carrying children to or from events this week. In the Indiana crash, a truck hit the school bus from behind just after 9 am on USI 31 near Argos, about 30 miles south of South Bend, the Indiana State Police claimed. Reportedly, a teenage boy seated in the rear of the bus was killed, though his name was not released yet. Another student was airlifted to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening and other students were taken to some other hospital for complaints of pain.

The Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation bus was taking 38 eighth-graders and three chaperones to a Christmas musical in Warsaw, about 25 miles east of the crash site. The bus had stopped at a railroad crossing and had just started to accelerate when the truck hit it from behind. Both the drivers submitted to toxicology tests, as the law requires for fatal crashes. Whether is not believed to be a factor in the crash, police claimed that further details were not available in immediate action.

Similarly, two other fatal crashes involving buses transporting children to or from events happened in the same week. In Illinois, a truck driving the wrong way crashed with a school bus carrying a girl basketball team on Wednesday night on Interstate 74 outside Bloomington, killing two men – the truck’s driver and a volunteer traveling with the team, and injuring eight girls and another man. Whereas, in Arkansas, a charter bus carrying a youth all-star football team from Tennessee overturned early Monday at 1:30 near Benton, killing one child and injuring 45 others, mostly children. The above statement was claimed by the police officials.

A GoFundMe account has been created to help Abbott’s parents with expenses incurred by the tragedy. The police claimed that another tragedy involving a school bus in northern Indiana should serve as a reminder to drivers. The toxicology results are pending for both drivers. Though, the state police do not believe weather was a factor in the crash.

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