One person killed in crash on Main Street in Mishawaka

Part of Main Street blocked off due to fatal crash. // WSBT 22 photo

A bus driver and one of his students are recovering after a deadly crash in Mishawaka on Monday.

The driver of the other car died in the wreck.

Police have identified the man who died as Derek Morris, 28, of Mishawaka.

This all happened in front of John Young Middle School on Main Street.

That car crossed the center line.

Police told WSBT 22 he was headed south.

The bus was headed the other way getting ready to turn left into the school.

Officers say, the driver of the Taurus drifted into the center turn lane and then kept drifting right into oncoming traffic.

That's when the two vehicles collided.

Police say they weren't going too fast. But two cars going in opposite directions at 30 miles per hour creates a 60 mile per hour collision.

Morris was from Mishawaka and just 28-years-old.

"Oh that's young, just a few years older than me, that's awful," said Morgan Zultanski, lives on Lowell Avenue.

“That's too bad, you never want to see that happen to anyone," said Ron Schultz, lives on Edgar Avenue.

"It's very scary, nerve wracking. Driving always makes me scared, you know? You never who's paying attention, who's doing what,” said Samantha McFarland, lives on Edgar Avenue.

Those neighbors say they didn't even know there had been a wreck.

One woman told WSBT 22 she thought the noise was a recycling truck.

Another man told us, he thought it was more thunder until he heard glass breaking.

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