A Moultrie County crash claimed the lives of both a driver and a Sullivan Elementary Student Friday afternoon. The crash involved a school bus and a 2014 maroon Ford Escape at 3:39 PM. The crash occurred in the area of County Road 800 N and IL-32, just south of Sullivan. The driver of the Escape was also killed in the crash. Illinois State Police along with the Moultrie Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident. State Police say that the Escape was eastbound at the intersection of IL-32 and County Road 800 N and was stopped at the CR 800 stop sign. The vehicle then moved into the intersection where the bus t-boned the Escape. Sullivan CUSD No. 300 released a statement on their Facebook Page.
“This afternoon, a Sullivan school bus transporting eleven students was involved in an accident. It is with deep sorrow that we are reaching out to let our school family know that a Sullivan Elementary Student lost their life as a result of this tragedy.
As soon as the school was notified, the administrative team and school social worker went to the scene to provide support, ensure immediate notification to families, and assist with family reunification.
On Monday, support and counseling services will be provided to students in all three buildings. We will share additional counseling details as plans are finalized.
Please keep this family and our entire school community in your thoughts and prayers.”
No names have been released as of this time. Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for more updates as they become available.