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Truck driver killed, students injured in school bus crash near Plant City

A pickup truck driver was killed and two students and a bus driver were hurt in a crash Friday afternoon near Plant City, authorities said.

The truck driver, James A. Flint, was heading east on E Sam Allen Road near N Wilder Road about 3:40 p.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. Flint missed a stop sign at the intersection and hit a Hillsborough County school bus that was southbound on Wilder Road.

The bus, which was carrying three Plant City High School students, overturned. Two of the students were taken to South Florida Baptist Hospital with minor injuries. The driver, 66-year-old Phyllis Meachum of Plant City, was treated at the scene.

Flint, 65, of 2510 E Knights Griffin Road near Plant City, died at the scene. Toxicology results are part of a pending autopsy, the Sheriff's Office said.

Truck driver killed, students injured in school bus crash near Plant City 05/17/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 17, 2013 9:12pm]
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