UPDATE: Boy identified in deadly head-on crash involving a school bus

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Boy identified in deadly head-on crash involving a school bus

FRIDAY 5/10/2019 1:55 p.m.

Outagmie County Coroner has released the name of the boy that died in a crash Thursday morning. 

10-year-old Noah Taylor from Kaukauna was the passenger in the car. He died at the scene.

An autopsy will be done with preliminary findings. More information should be released Monday. 

Officials say car carrying 10-year-old hit school bus head-on

THURSDAY 5/9/2019 1:07 p.m.

HORTONVILLE, Wis. (WFRV) — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has released more details on the crash that killed a 10-year-old.

Officials say it happened around 8 a.m. Thursday. They believe traffic had slowed on westbound Highway 15 due to a car turning left. A separate car was traveling west and was unable to stop fast enough. Officials say that car swerved left and hit the back corner of a pickup truck.

After that first collision, officials say the car was going the wrong way in the left lane and hit the school bus head-on.

Officials say the driver of the car was severely injured and the passenger, the 10-year-old in the back seat, was killed. The driver of the car and the school bus were sent to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured. There were no children on the school bus at the time of the crash.

Names are not being released at this time. We will continue to update this story as new information is released.

Crash takes life of Hortonville Elementary student
THURSDAY 5/9/2019 9:15 a.m.

The Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office reports a crash between a school bus and a vehicle has closed a portion Wis. 15 between County Roads EB and WB. All lanes are closed in both directions. 

A 10-year-old child died in the crash and was a student at the Hortonville Elementary School. 

The Hortonville School District confirms the bus involved is part of their school district, however, the bus was empty at the time of the crash.

This is a developing story. Check back for more information as details become available.

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