West Virginia University admissions counselor killed in collision with school bus

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP/WTAP) — The driver who died in a head-on collision with a school bus in West Virginia has been identified as an admissions counselor at a nearby university.

WTAP reports David Shutts was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash Wednesday about half a mile from West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The university's president says Shutts worked at the school.

There were 22 high school students on the Wood County bus involved in the crash. One was taken to a hospital for a minor injury.

The rest were taken to an elementary school before being released to their parents.

Around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, police say the bus and Shutts' vehicle collided head-on along Route 47.

The crash forced both lanes of the road to be closed temporarily.