No charges to be filed in fatal school bus crash
An investigator examines a school bus involved in an accident on the northwest corner of Rosecrans Road and Kilbourne Road west of Zion on April 5. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune)
The Lake County Coroner’s Office found evidence of prescription drugs in Smith’s system, according to the sheriff's press release.
Neither the sheriff's nor the coroner's offices would name the prescription drug.
The bus was traveling west on Highway 173 and struck Smith’s Jeep Wrangler as he was headed south on Kilbourne Road at the traffic light, according the a statement released after the accident. The bus then rolled into a Jeep Cherokee that was driving east on Highway 173.
Paramedics drove dozens of children and the bus driver to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville to treat minor injuries.
The driver and passenger in the Jeep Cherokee were also treated at an area hospital, according to the previously released statement.