Police ID man who died after driving into school bus in Genesee County

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BURTON (WJRT) - UPDATE: (01/12/17) - We now know the name of the man who died when his car rear-ended a school bus Wednesday morning in Burton.

Thirty-three-year-old Daniel Guillen, of Burton, was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix on Bristol Road when he slammed into the bus.

The car hit with such force that the bus' rear tires were raised several inches above the road.

The Atherton School District bus was making its first stop of the day to pick up students.

There were no children on the bus and the bus driver was not injured.

Police are still trying to determine the cause of the crash.


(01/11/17) - A man is dead after police say he drove into a school bus Wednesday morning in Genesee County.

We're told the Atherton School bus didn't have any students on board when the car it at Bristol Road and Ellis Park in Burton.

The bus had stopped about 7:45 a.m. at an intersection that is a routine spot to pick up children. It was in the westbound lane when it was rear-ended by a man driving a Pontiac Grand Prix.

The car hit with enough force that the rear tires of the bus were lifted a few inches off the ground.

Burton Police say the driver of the car, a man whose name hasn't been released, died at the scene.

Bristol Road was closed between Center Road and Genesee Road for about three hours.

The Burton Fire Department assisted police at the scene.

One man who lives in the neighborhood was outside when the accident happened and he heard a loud crash.

Police will be trying to determine if the red flashers on the bus were operating, how fast the car was going and any other factors that may have led to this crash.

We reached out to the superintendent of Atherton Schools, John Ploof, for a comment on the accident, but have not heard back from him yet.

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