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MEDIA RELEASEInitial Statement—For Immediate ReleaseOn Tuesday, 09/02/2014 about 8:49 p.m., Shawano County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a report of a car versus bus crash at the intersection of State Highway 29 westbound at State Highway 156 and Saint Augustine Road at the Brown/Shawano County line.Shawano County Sheriff’s Office, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, and Pulaski Police Department responded to the incident. Pulaski Tri-County Fire Department, Howard Fire Department, and Suamico Fire Department responded to the incident. NEW Rescue, County Rescue Service, Seymour Rescue, Shawano Ambulance Service, and Hobart First Responders responded to the incident. Eagle III Medical Helicopter was initially called but did not transport any occupants.Eight occupants of the school bus were transported by ambulances to Green Bay area hospitals. At least five additional occupants were transported by parents to hospitals after initial medical evaluation at the scene. The Pulaski School District bus contained 26 total occupants including the 22 students, a driver (age 74, Green Bay, WI), and 3 coaches. The bus had been traveling northbound from State Highway 156 across State Highway 29 to Saint Augustine Street. Pulaski School District assisted with reunification of students with their parents that were evaluated and not transported to hospitals.The male driver of the car (age 27, Marathon, WI) was transported by ambulance to a Green Bay area hospital with severe injuries. The female passenger (age 24, Athens, WI) of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The car had been traveling westbound on State Highway 29 when it impacted the passenger side rear corner of the bus.State Highway 29 westbound was closed for approximately 5 hours during the incident and on scene investigation. Shawano County Highway Department, Brown County Highway Department, and Wisconsin Department of Transportation assisted with traffic control during the incident. Brown County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Shawano County Sheriff’s Office with traffic crash reconstruction. Shawano County Sheriff’s Office will be reviewing the results of the reconstruction upon its completion. Names are being withheld pending notification of families.Lt. Andrew ThorpeShawano County Sheriff's Office
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