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Deadly crash involving school bus on Milwaukee's west side

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Deadly crash involving school bus on Milwaukee's west side

CREATED Apr. 20, 2012 - UPDATED: Apr. 20, 2012

MILWAUKEE- TODAY'S TMJ4 has confirmed through the medical examiner's office that a woman is dead after a school bus collided with a SUV on Milwaukee's west side.

The Journal Sentinel reports that a woman was killed in the accident.

Milwaukee police confirmed there was a serious accident at 7:45 p.m. Friday at N. 20th and W. Highland Ave. involving a school bus and SUV.  The deceased person is 27-year-old Contessa Holt of Milwaukee.  She was driving the SUV. The preliminary investigation found that Holt ran a red light, driving her SUV into the path of the school bus.

The two people on the school bus were transported to Froedert. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

TODAY'S TMJ4 reports the bus is a yellow Joy Farm school bus and the front end has been ripped off.  The black SUV was considered damaged almost beyond recognition.

Federal records in the last two years show the Joy Farm Transportation Bus company has had nine crashes, seven of them with injuries.

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