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Crash between School bus and Car leaves 1 Man Dead

A Chevrolet hit the back of a school bus in Kankakee County, killing the driver on Thursday morning.

A school bus for the Herscher school district was on Illinois Route 113 picking up a student for the high school. Its lights were on and flashing. At the same time, Matthew Ballenger, of Braceville, was heading west on Rt. 113. At around 7:15 a.m., the 29-nine-year old man ran into the back of the school bus.

Ballenger was declared dead at the scene of the accident. There were eight students on the bus at the time and a ninth was embarking. Five students were taken to Riverside Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. Two students were picked up by their parents and two others went to school.

The State police are continuing the investigation at this time and no citations have been issued.

A rear-end accident causes different levels of injury. If you or loved one knows someone who has been injured in a accident with a car hitting from the rear of another vehicle, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 for a professional legal consultation.