Fatal school bus collision under investigation by Huron County OPP

A school bus and a mini-van collided near Ethel, Ont. on Tuesday morning. @OPP_WR

Provincial police in Huron County are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash involving a school bus just south of Ethel, Ont.

They say the incident occurred at around 7:40 a.m. near McNaught Line (Huron County Road #19) south of Cranbrook Road.

Police say an early investigation shows the school-bus was headed north on McNaught Line when it collided head-on with a mini-van that was coming from the opposite direction.

The driver of the mini-van was pronounced dead at the scene. In an update late Tuesday afternoon, OPP identified the deceased as Daniel Karpyshyn, 36, of Vanastra, Ont.

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The bus was empty, aside from the driver who was transported to local hospital with minor injuries.

Police say McNaught Line (Huron County Road #19) will be closed between St. Michael’s Road and Cranbrook Road for a few hours as they investigate the collision.

Ethel is about an hour’s drive northwest from Kitchener and about 20 minutes west of Listowel.

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