Lee County school bus driver taken to hospital following crash

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LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A Lee County school bus driver and one student were taken to the hospital following a crash along Meadow Road, near Bell Boulevard, Tuesday morning.

Nine East Lee County High School students were on board the school bus at the time of the crash, Florida Highway Patrol said.

Officials say the school bus was heading westbound on Meadow Road approaching the intersection of Bell Boulevard when it drove into the path of a cement truck.

The bus driver, 49-year-old Mayra Guanches, and the student were taken to the hospital as a precaution with minor injuries.

The bus driver was at fault in the crash and will be cited, according to FHP.

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