The accident happened shortly before 3:44 p.m. According to the O’Fallon Police Department, the accident involved a school bus, carrying children, striking two pedestrians who were walking westbound along U.S. 50, just east of the intersection at U.S. 50 and Scott Troy Road. At the time of the accident, the school bus was also traveling westbound.
An excerpt from the September 8, 2015 fox2now.com article (with video) titled “School bus strikes two pedestrians; one dead“:
The victims have been identified as Dal Mager, 45 and Junu Rai, 36. Both Mager and Rai were transported to SLU Hospital where Rai later died. Mager remains hospitalized.
This fatal Illinois pedestrian accident is under investigation by the Illinois State Police (ISP) Accident Reconstruction Team.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the fox2now.com article mentioned above, as well as the September 8 bnd.com article titled “Woman killed, man hurt after being struck by school bus on U.S. 50.”
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