AUSTIN, Minn. (WCCO) — A 31-year-old woman is dead after colliding into a school bus head-on.

Penny Engelman, of Austin, was driving a 2000 Chevy Cavalier south on Highway 218 when she collided head-on with the school bus, which was being used as a charter for a private group.

The State Patrol said there were 20 passengers on the bus and nine were treated and released at Austin Medical Center.

One was transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

Comments (12)
  1. vigvee says:

    Think the driver was too busy texting to see the oncoming traffic??

  2. yellow sub says:

    No she was too busy singing yellow submarine!

    1. James says:

      Penny was a good person and friend so It would be nice if you stopped the jokes.have some respect for her and her family..thank-you

  3. BAK says:

    “yellow sub” & “vigvee”-You are some sick puppies. Dude, get a life.

  4. Concerned says:

    HOW exactly is vigvee a “sick pup”? It’s true that most people ( esp around that age and under ) are texting while driving. They ( vigvee ) is only speaking a truth!

  5. Jason says:

    Some people get off on trying to “guess” what the cause was, just so they can feel a level of self importance if their guess was correct.

    Sadly they are the same ones who find people guilty based on what they look like.

    1. Ed says:

      Well, of course anyone who thinks someone may be texting while driving must also be a racist. A bit of a leap maybe?

      1. Juan Choo says:

        I Dont Think He Meant That They Are The Same Who Are Racist, He Meant They Have The Same Kind Of mentality.

  6. Juan Choo says:

    Some Of You Dont Realise That Family Members Of The Deceased Just Might Happen To Read This Article, and For You To Put Assumptions and Hurtful Things Is Wrong and Means You Have No Respect! Keep Them To Yourself, Cant Believe How Much Time Some Of You Waste On Writting Disrespectful and Negative Things Online! While The World Around Is imperfect, You Should Instead Use Your Time To Help Others.

  7. Tina Meier says:

    This is a very sad thing that happened and stupid guesses as to what happened or why can and do crush families…instead of speculating, say some prayers!

  8. Anna says:

    Just for everyone’s information, I came across that accident last night and saw the bus in the middle of the road lined with cops and ambulances. There was a heavy downpour just before the accident, I’m sure that was the cause. Prayers should be sent out to the families on the deceased and injured. What a horrible tragedy.

  9. Blake says:

    It souds like a game. And I am a COMM Major at UTennChatt. Def not the best headline as it obviously sounds like a Driver Versus Bus crash (who won). Extremely sad story… my prayers are with the families involved. and CBS change the headline. Not something for grieving families because someone is dead. this is not a game.

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