MINQUADALE, Del. (CBS) — Police say a 16-year-old girl was killed in an accident involving a school bus in New Castle County on Thursday afternoon. It happened while the school bus was traveling on Memorial Drive in Minquadale, after coming from Eisenberg Elementary School.
According to police, four 16-year-old girls were in the vehicle that was struck by the bus. The driver of the vehicle, Jordan Tate, was killed. A 16-year-old passenger was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The other two passengers are in stable condition.
School officials identify student who died as Jordan Tate, a popular girl involved in ROTC with an infectious smile and laugh. Counselors are available at William Penn High School as students cope. We’re told they started the day with a moment of silence. https://t.co/hrPYTXCC8q
— Jan Carabeo (@JanCarabeoCBS3) January 10, 2020
Two 10-year-old boys on the bus were taken to the hospital for minor injuries, police say.
Police say there were 22 students on the bus at the time of the accident.
Jordan attended William Penn High School. She is described as a popular girl involved in ROTC with an infectious smile and laugh.
“This is a heartbreaking time for all of us in Colonial Nation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families involved,” said Colonial School District Superintendent Dr. Dusty Blakey.
Colonial School District says grief counselors will be on hand Friday for students.
An investigation remains ongoing.