Police ID driver killed in bus crash with CovCath students

Police ID driver killed in bus crash with CovCath students
A car and a charter bus carrying CovCath students back from the March for Life in Washington, D.C. collided in Campbell County Saturday morning. The driver of the car was killed. Several people suffered minor injuries. (Source: WXIX)

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Ky. (FOX19) - Campbell County police have identified the driver killed in a bus crash involving a group of Covington Catholic students returning from the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Eric Clos, 39, Brooksville, Kentucky was trapped in his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, they said.

The crash occurred at the intersection of the AA Highway and California Crossroads around 7 a.m. Saturday, according to police.

Campbell County Dispatch Center was notified of a vehicle with one headlight traveling southbound on the AA Highway in the northbound lane, a news release states.

Officers from the Campbell County Police Department headed toward the area in an attempt to locate the vehicle.

They were advised en route that the vehicle was involved in a collision with a Gold Shield Transportation charter bus in the area of AA Highway and California Crossroads Road, according to the news release.

The bus driver and two passengers were taken to St. Elizabeth, Ft. Thomas for minor injuries.

The AA Highway was closed for hours in both directions.

Officers are still investigating whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

Covington Catholic High School said in a Facebook post Saturday, “God is our refuge and strength. Thank you for prayers for our school and community.”

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