PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two people are dead after a Mercedes traveling at high speed on the Roosevelt Boulevard collided with a school bus in Northeast Philadelphia.
Upon impact, the school bus burst into flames as the bus was stopped at a red light.READ MORE: Philadelphia Commerce Director Michael Rashid Resigns After He Reportedly Made Anti-Semitic Remarks, Verbally Abused His Staff
The school bus belonged to the Huntingdon Valley Christian Academy.READ MORE: Triple Shooting In Kensington Leaves 2 Men Dead, Another Injured, Philadelphia Police Say
Just prior to the accident, the 40-year-old driver dropped off 28 kids after attending an event. No children were on the bus at the time of the accident, the bus driver was not injured.
Two off-duty officers were in the area and witnessed the crash.MORE NEWS: CBS3 Pet Project: Most Popular Pet Names In 2021
The exact cause of the collision remains under investigation.