Indiana student killed in bus crash on way to see "Elf the Musical"

A crash killed one student and injured several others after a bus was hit while taking Indiana children to see "Elf the Musical."

WDNU reported that 13-year-old Owen Abbott was killed when a truck collided with the bus near a railroad crossing on Michigan Road in Marshall County.

The driver of the bus, 54-year-old Cheryl Warner, had just stopped at the crossing and was hit from behind by a Freightliner straight truck that was towing a trailer. The driver is Tylor Perry, a 26-year-old Indiana resident.

Abbott, who was in the rear section of the bus, died at the scene. Another student was airlifted to a local hospital, while several others were treated for complaints of pain.

Toxicology results are pending for both drivers, which is required by law.

Weather is not believed to have been a factor at the time of the crash, according to a police report.

A total of 38 students were on the bus at the time of the crash, in addition to three chaperones and the bus driver.

The students were from Winamac Community Middle School, which is part of the Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation. They were headed to see "Elf The Musical" at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts in Warsaw.

Parents were asked to reunite with their children at St. Joseph Health System's Plymouth Medical Center.