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Crash Kills Jackson High School Band Director

Crash Kills Jackson High School Band Director

CREATED Mar 22, 2014

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - The band director at a high school in Jackson suffered fatal injuries in a crash with a school bus.

Police say Michael Congiardo's car ran a red light and hit the bus Friday afternoon. He was leaving a school function around 4 p.m.

Congiardo was the band director at Madison Academic Magnet High School. A witness who saw Congiardo before the crash said Congiardo's car also hit a fence.

Jackson-Madison County School System officials say Congiardo died Friday evening from internal injuries from the accident.

Police are investigating the crash.

Becky Fly, a theater teacher at the high school, said Congiardo instilled self-esteem in his students and was well respected among his peers.

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