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Woman dies in bus vs. car crashSubmitted: 11/11/2013
Story By Newswatch 12 Team

MARATHON COUNTY - A woman died Monday morning when her car collided with a school bus.

The Marathon County Sheriff's Department responded to the call around 7 a.m.

It happened on State Highway 13 just north of LaSalle Street in the Town of Spencer.

A 55-year-old Spencer woman driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

No children were on the school bus.

The school bus driver was taken to St. Joseph's hospital.

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