Driver dead after crashing into school bus on I-90 Saturday night

Man dead, 7 teen girls injured in crash involving school bus

Man dead, 7 teen girls injured in crash involving school bus

A man is dead and seven teenage girls are injured following a crash between a car and a school bus Saturday night on Interstate 90 in Faribault County.

A crash report states the school bus was eastbound and that a Ford Mustang was westbound when both vehicles collided on I-90 around 8:42 p.m. near the intersection with Highway 22.

The driver of the Mustang, 55-year-old Mark Alan Tigner of Brandon, South Dakota, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The report says Tigner was the only one inside the Mustang, and it is unknown if alcohol was involved.

The school bus was reportedly carrying the driver, a 79-year-old man, along with a 24-year-old woman and seven teenage girls ranging in age from 14 to 16 years old.

All seven of the girls were taken to Albert Lea Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver and the woman on the bus were reportedly uninjured.

Waseca Public Schools shared an update on their Facebook page saying the bus contained their volleyball teams as they returned from a contest.

Superintendent Eric Hudspith shared the following statement on Monday regarding the crash:

We were so fortunate that none of our students or staff were seriously injured in the bus accident Saturday evening. The students who were taken to Albert Lea Medical Center were treated and released Saturday night. As our students process the event we will be supporting them and their families through their physical and emotional recovery. Today we are monitoring students for any continuing concussion symptoms or other injuries, and will provide them the support they need. We are heartbroken for the family of the other driver and our thoughts are with them. This is something would never want our students to experience but we are grateful they were not seriously hurt.

Superintendent Eric Hudspith

Road conditions were considered dry at the time of the incident, according to the report.