UPDATE: Police Identify Truck Driver in Collision with School Bus



(8-14-14) UPDATE: Police have identified the man killed in a collision between his pickup truck and a school bus early Thursday morning northwest of Valparaiso in southwestern Saunders County. Saunders County Sheriff Kevin Stukenholtz said the driver of the pickup truck, Steven J. Jedlicka, age 50, of Schuyler, was pronounced dead at Bryan-LGH Thursday.

At least 11 students suffered minor injuries when their school bus collided with the pickup at the intersection of county roads 29 and H, which is two miles south of Highway 92 and two miles west of Highway 79.

The pickup truck rolled and the driver was ejected and the other two passengers were seriously injured. The names of the other two passengers of the pickup, males from Schuyler, are being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Stukenholtz said none of the students were seriously injured but were transported to the Butler County Health Care Center and the Saunders Medical Center as a precaution. The Saunders County Sheriff's Department also released the name of the school bus driver, Lyle A. Divis, age 59 of Brainard. The Nebraska State Patrol is assisting with the investigation.

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