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Students injured in Pasco school bus crash on SR 56

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A car and school bus crashed on SR 56 Thursday. FHP photo A car and school bus crashed on SR 56 Thursday. FHP photo
A car and school bus crashed on SR 56 Thursday. FHP photo A car and school bus crashed on SR 56 Thursday. FHP photo
PASCO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

A driver made a left turn in front of a Pasco County school bus, which led to a crash that injured people in both vehicles and backed up traffic on SR 56 in Pasco County on Thursday afternoon.

Florida Highway Patrol investigators say James Yant Jr., 56, of Lutz, was eastbound on SR 56 when he took a left to the entrance ramp to get on northbound I-75.

The school bus was driving westbound on SR 56. The front of the bus hit the car, the car spun and wound up at the north side of a nearby intersection.

Yant, his passengers Felicia Smith, 23, and Frederick Whiting, 27, of Lutz were seriously injured in the crash, according to FHP.

There were four students ages 16 to 19 on board the bus, which was from Wesley Chapel High School.

The students suffered minor injuries and were released to their parents at the crash scene, according to a Pasco County School District spokesperson.

FHP says Yant was the only person in the car who was wearing a seat belt.

No one has been cited in connection with the crash.

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