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Jeep Driver Killed In Crash With Williamson Co. School Bus

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man was killed in a crash involving a school bus in Williamson County on Thursday morning.

It happened on Columbia Pike at Kittrell Road around 7 a.m.The Tennessee Highway Patrol identified the victim as 42-year-old Jesus M. Diaz De Leon. Troopers said it wasn't clear whether De Leon stopped his Jeep before pulling onto Columbia Pike into the path of the bus, which was carrying students to Independence High School.

The Jeep was struck in the driver's door, and flipped over once. It landed upright in a driveway.

Diaz de Leon was trapped in the vehicle and died on the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Troopers indicated that there was alcohol inside the vehicle, but it was unknown if the victim had been drinking. 

The bus driver was taken to a hospital for observation and students were examined for injuries by emergency medical technicians at the scene. One of them was removed from school later by his parents because of a minor injury.

School officials had counselors on hand for any students who needed it.

The roadway was blocked while emergency crews worked the scene.

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