Callista Fisher Willard MO died, Harold Budnovich and School bus driver Katherine Lopez injured in multi-vehicle accident

Callista Fisher Willard MO died, Harold Budnovich and School bus driver Katherine Lopez injured in multi-vehicle accident

Callista Fisher Death – 17-year-old Callista Fisher passed away after a multi-vehicle crash involving a Willard School District bus in Willard, Missouri Thursday. The senior student at Willard High School died in the incident which occurred late evening. According to law enforcement agencies, the accident left two other drivers injured.

“It is with deep sadness that we write to inform you of the death of Willard High School senior Callista Fisher. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to her friends and family and ask that you please keep her friends and family in your thoughts and prayers. Tomorrow morning, WHS students will be read a statement informing them of Callista’s passing and let them know of the resources available to help them grieve.”

“Our crisis team of counselors will be on-site at WHS tomorrow and as long as needed to help students and employees process this great loss. Our hearts are heavy, and we would like to extend our deepest condolences to all those affected during this incredibly difficult time,” Willard School District released a statement In a statement to students and employees

Around 4:30 p.m., a crash occurred on State Highway 266 near State Highway AB. According to investigators, the driver of an SUV pulled out of the Dollar General parking lot into the path of the westbound school bus. The incident forced the school bus driver to cross the center line, colliding head-on with a teenage of a pickup truck. She died on the spot.

The school bus also collided with a utility pole. Due to downed lines, investigators had to shut the area around the crash site. According to the report, Harold Budnovich, 68, of Springfield, was driving a 2006 Ford Explorer south when it collided with a westbound Willard school bus operated by Katherine Lopez, 52, of Willard.

At the time, there were no pupils aboard the bus. The school bus crashed with a 1995 Chevrolet S10 after the Ford Explorer and the school bus collided, according to the report. The school bus driver, Lopez, was also wearing a seatbelt and was transported to CoxSouth Hospital with minor injuries. Budnovich was rushed to Mercy Hospital with serious injuries.

Kathy Marshall Lopez the bus driver at Willard, MO Schools is a graduate of Stoutland High School. She lives in Willard, Missouri, and is originally from Stoutland, Missouri.

Callista Fisher Obituary and Funeral Arrangements will be Released by the Family

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