Motorcyclist killed in crash involving school bus

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – For the second time in nearly two weeks, IMPD is investigating a deadly crash involving an Indianapolis Public Schools bus.

This latest accident also involved a motorcycle at 38th Street and Boulevard Place. People who live near the intersection say they’re not surprised by what they heard.

“I’m not sure what it is about that corner, but it’s always that corner,” said Lisa Gearlds.

Late Tuesday afternoon Gearlds was startled by a crash outside her front door.

“I was just sitting in the living room; I heard a crash, but it sounded a little different than a normal car,” she said.

Metro police said the accident involved a Durham School Services bus, contracted by IPS.

Police said no students were on the bus when the accident happened.

Dave Brown was home when he heard the crash too.

“I was just hanging out inside, just watching TV and I heard a huge boom and ran out on to my balcony and looked out; and I saw the motorcycle and the guy in all kind of a mangled mess in the street,” Brown said.

Brown told 24-Hour News 8 people ran over to help the motorcyclist, but he died on the scene.

Investigators said the bus driver was visibly shaken and seated inside the bus.

IPS said the driver, 49-year old Tina Glasco, is a 22 year bus driving veteran with a good driving record. Investigators do not believe alcohol contributed to the accident; however Glasco was tested for an illegal substance.

The victim has been identified as 28 year-old Jerry Rogers of Indianapolis. Police said they won’t have any other information regarding the crash until their investigation is complete.

Indiana State Police are also conducting a separate investigation, looking into the mechanics of the bus.

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