Mother of boy airlifted to hospital after bus crash says he is home recovering

Photo provided by Zayne Bell's mother

The mother of the 14-year-old student airlifted to the hospital after a deadly school bus crash says he his now home recovering from symptoms of a concussion.

The crash happened Wednesday on U.S. 31.

She says her son, Zayne Bell, had been more worried about his friends and classmates than himself.

"While we are helping our kids heal from this, our thoughts are with Owen's family. He was a great kid and no family should have to go through this," said Zayne's mother.

A flatbed truck rammed into the Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation bus carrying 38 students at a railroad crossing on U.S. 31 between Plymouth and Argos.

The coroner says 13-year-old Owen Abbott died from the injuries he received in the impact of the crash.

Investigators in Marshall County are working to learn what led to the crash.

That bus was headed to a Christmas musical in Warsaw. There were 42 people on board — 38 students, three chaperones, and the driver.

22 children were treated at Plymouth Medical Center and Bell was airlifted to South Bend with non life-threatening injuries.

Officers say the bus driver stopped at the rail crossing. When the bus started moving again, the truck hit the back of the bus.

The Marshall County prosecutor says it’s too soon to tell if the truck's driver will face criminal charges.

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