1 killed in crash involving school bus on Elm Hill Pike

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — One person was killed in a head-on crash involving a school bus in the Priest Lake area Wednesday morning.

The crash happened in the 3000 block of Elm Hill Pike around 5:45 a.m.

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Metro police reported the driver of an SUV — later identified as 62-year-old Bobby Haddix Jr. of Hermitage — was pronounced dead at the scene.

Haddix Jr. reportedly crossed the double yellow line into the path of the bus, hitting it head-on. Metro police downloaded surveillance video from the bus and said excessive speed does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The bus driver and monitor were also injured in the crash. Both were taken by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation of their minor injuries. A 15-year-old student on board the bus at the time of the crash was not injured and was picked up by their parent at the scene.

Metro police said the bus was an exceptional education bus en route to Cora Howe Exceptional School.

No additional information was immediately released.

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