School Bus Driver Stepped on Live Wires, Killed

School bus driver was killed on Aug. 26, 2019 while conducting a dry run prior to the start of the school year. (Photo courtesy of WPXI.com.)
School bus driver was killed on Aug. 26, 2019 while conducting a dry run prior to the start of the school year. (Photo courtesy of WPXI.com.)

In Beaver County, Pennsylvania, a school bus driver was driving a practice run on his school bus route prior to school starting this week, when he struck a utility pole, reported Boston 25 News.

Driver Timothy Vankirk struck a utility pole, which caused power lines to fall onto his bus, which then started a fire. When he exited the bus, Vankirk stepped on the live wires and was electrocuted on Aug. 26, 2019.

The bus company, First Student, released this statement to Boston 25 News. “This is certainly tragic and from everyone at First Student, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this driver.”

The driver was the only occupant of the bus.