GRAND TERRACE, California (May 8, 2013) – Melissa Ann Smith, 34, of Colton died Tuesday morning after her car veered into opposing traffic and crashed into an empty school bus on Mt. Vernon Avenue, according to a press release issued by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 7:44 a.m., Smith was driving her silver GMC pickup truck southbound on Mt. Vernon Avenue just north of Grand Terrace Road. She veered in front of the northbound Colton Unified School District bus and the two vehicles collided head on, the report said.

Witnesses reported the traffic accident to several law enforcement agencies.

Colton Fire Department paramedics were at the scene of the crash about 7:54 a.m. and pronounced Smith dead at the scene, the report said. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision to determine exactly what happened.

Information about injury accident or wrongful death claims can be obtained by contacting a San Bernardino County personal injury attorney.


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