Driver dies after Jefferson Transit bus collision

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METAIRIE, La. — The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a traffic crash in the 3200 block of Veterans Memorial Blvd. involving a Jefferson Transit bus. 

The crash occurred about 4:45 pm today. 

Six passengers were on the bus at the time of the crash; two of them reported injuries but only one required treatment at a local hospital.

An initial investigation shows the bus was rear-ended by a 1992 Nissan Maxima operated by a female driver.  The driver of the Nissan was transported to a local hospital for treatment, but has since been pronounced dead. 

It is unknown at this time if the driver suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash or was killed in the crash. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

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