One person was killed Friday morning in a head-on collision between a school bus and van on Highway 165 near Stevinson, the California Highway Patrol reported. No students were on the bus.
The collision was first reported by CHP at 5:58 a.m. The driver of the van died, the Merced Sun-Star reported. There was no other occupant in the vehicle.
CHP officer Dean Emehiser told the Sun-Star the bus, contracted with Merced County Office of Education, was headed southbound on Highway 165 when a GMC Safari headed northbound turned into the bus’ lane.
The bus was headed toward Los Banos, said Nathan Quevedo, a spokesman for MCOE.
The bus driver was taken to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Fog did not appear to be a factor in the crash, Emehiser said.
This story will be updated.