On Monday, May 22, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department identified the driver of the van that crashed into a school bus as Peter Thomas Marsalek, 21, of Antioch. The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office said toxicology reports are pending, and could take as long as 4 months to complete.
A school bus en route to Westosha Central High School in Kenosha County was involved in a crash shortly after 7 a.m. Friday, May 19, sending three students to the hospital with injuries.
Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputies and several area fire departments were dispatched to the scene 1/2 mile from Highway 83.
According to the sheriff’s department, a Dousman Transport school bus was traveling westbound on Hwy C/Wilmot Road when it stopped in front of a residence in the 24500 block. A student had boarded the bus and was already seated when the bus was struck from behind by a white 2014 Ford E250 Econoline van.
Early reports said that no students were injured. However, later, three students were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, confirmed the sheriff’s department.
The operator and lone occupant of the van was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The sheriff’s department said there was no indication of alcohol being a factor in the accident. The crash is currently under investigation.