Tallahassee Area Teacher Killed In Wreck With Bus
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Tallahassee-area middle school teacher died early Wednesday after the car she was driving collided head on with a passenger bus.
The Florida Highway Patrol reported that 22-year-old Abby Meredith Fishburn drove the wrong way Interstate 10 and collided with the bus. Fishburn was a recent Florida State graduate and first-year teacher.
Reports say that 17 people, including the driver of the bus, were taken to a Tallahassee hospital with minor injuries. The collision occurred around 3:20 a.m.
Florida State University said the woman graduated in the spring of 2012 from the school of teacher education and was in her first teaching job.
Counseling services had been available to anyone in the school and that two, first-year teachers who worked closely with Fishburn had been given the day off.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the car entered the eastbound side of the highway and started heading west into oncoming traffic where it eventually collided with the bus. The stretch of interstate was closed for several hours early Wednesday.
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