Bus driver could face charges after crash in Bullhead City

Bus driver could face charges after crash in Bullhead City

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities say charges are likely against a school bus driver who allegedly ran a red light and caused a fatal car accident.

Bullhead City police say the crash occurred about 4 p.m. Monday at the Bullhead Parkway and North Oatman Road.

They say the school bus from Kingman was transporting 15 junior high school girls on the volleyball team.

Police say the 45-year-old bus driver struck a passenger car that was turning left onto the Parkway.

The driver of the car – 25-year-old Mikinzie Cassandra Watts – was airlifted to a Nevada hospital.

Police say Watts died from her injuries Monday night. Her hometown wasn’t immediately released.

The accident remains under investigation and police say charges are pending in the case.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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