SHAWANO COUNTY (WAOW) – The woman who died when the car she was riding in crashed into a school bus has been identified as Shannon Hall, 24 of Athens, according to the Shawano County Sheriff's Department. The school bus was carrying volleyball players when the car crashed into it on Highway 29 on the Shawano County/Brown County line Tuesday evening.
Officials say the driver of the car is a 27-year-old man from Marathon. They say he was taken by ambulance to a Green Bay area hospital, where he is listed in serious condition. His name has not yet been released.
Highway 29 westbound near St. Augustine Drive was closed for several hours after the crash. It has since reopened.
Investigators say the school bus was carrying varsity and junior varsity girls volleyball team members from the Pulaski Community School. They say the driver of the car hit the back of the bus while it was trying to cross the highway.
Authorities say it happened near Pulaski around 9 p.m. Tuesday night.
Eight people on the school bus were taken by ambulance to Green Bay area hospitals, according to the Shawano County Sheriff's Department. The school district says the rest of the students were released to their parents. The injuries are not life-threatening, according to officials.
The sheriff's department says there were 22 students, a driver and three coaches on the bus.
School district administrators were at the hospital last night to provide support to the families.
“Our students and coaches are incredibly resilient and they do seem to be relatively calm and collected considering the situation that occurred here,” said Pulaski Assistant Superintendent Bec Kurznske.
The team was on the way home from a match at Seymour High School.
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