The Minnesota State Patrol has released the identity of a man involved in a deadly school bus collision on I-90.
The State Patrol says the deceased driver is 55-year-old Mark Alan Tigner of Brandon, South Dakota. Tigner was wearing a seatbelt when the crash occurred according to the patrol report.
Waseca Public Schools says members of its school’s volleyball team were on the bus and no students or staff were seriously injured in the accident. The bus was returning from Fairmont where the Waseca team had competed in a match in the Big South Conference showcase games.
The accident happened Saturday around 8:45 p.m. The State Patrol says the school bus with seven teens and staff was headed east on I-90 in Faribault County when it collided with Tigner’s 2006 Ford Mustang headed westbound.
Officials said seven girls, all 16 or younger, were taken to the Albert Lea Hospital after the crash. The driver of the bus, 79 year-old Charles Cone of Waseca, was not injured in the accident.