A bus driver with the Yuba City Unified School District died this morning when the bus she was driving en route to pick up students crashed.
The bus was traveling east on Marysville Road west of Frenchtown Dobbins Road about 10:45 a.m., when for unknown reasons the tires on the right side of the bus left the roadway, according to a California Highway Patrol news release. The bus driver apparently over-corrected, causing the bus to cross over the eastbound and westbound lanes of Marysville Road and down an embankment. The bus struck a tree and a fence, and came to rest on its wheels against a second fence.
No students were on the bus at the time of the crash. According to the CHP, the driver was on the way to Shady Creek Outdoor School to pick up students.
The bus driver was identified only as 60-year-old woman. Her name has not been release pending notification of family.
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CHP officials said neither alcohol nor drugs appear to have been factors in the crash, which remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Yuba Sutter CHP office at (530) 674-5141.