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Six children hurt as school bus overturns in Hernando crash

Six students sustained minor injuries after a school bus en route to Hernando High School overturned Wednesday morning, Florida Highway Patrol said.  Courtesy Florida Highway Patrol
Six students sustained minor injuries after a school bus en route to Hernando High School overturned Wednesday morning, Florida Highway Patrol said. Courtesy Florida Highway Patrol
Published Apr. 18, 2018

Alexander Segovia, 33, of Ocala, was hauling toilet paper in the 2017 truck south on I-75 and exited at S.R. 50, the FHP said. He was driving in the west outside lane, trooper said, when he failed to make a full stop at a red light, partially entered the intersection and collided with the bus.

Bus 365 was driven by Carmen Frongillo, 62, of Brooksville, and was carrying 18 students to Hernando High.

Six children who suffered minor injuries were being treated at the scene. Hernando County school district spokeswoman Karen Jordan said one female student was taken to the hospital after she arrived at school and complained of neck pain.

Parents were notified about the crash via the school district's mobile app at about 6:50 a.m., Jordan said. The intersection remained closed until about 8:48 a.m.

Segovia was cited for violation of a traffic signal, troopers said.

Traffic Crash

School bus vs. Semi

Westbound lanes of Cortez Boulevard and I-75

Please try to avoid area until crash scene is cleared.