UPDATE: Name of bicycle rider killed during crash with school bus released

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Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 9:00 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Police say an EVSC school bus hit and killed a man. It happened at the intersection of Louisiana and Mary Streets.

EPD detectives were there along with their crime scene unit, accident re-constructionist, and the Vanderburgh County Coroner who later released the identity of the man who died: 62-year-old Albert Leroy Page.

Just before 9 a.m., those in the area of Louisiana Street and Mary Street heard it before they saw it.

“I heard a big boom,” said Anthony Presley. “You could tell it was some kind of impact coming from somewhere.”

Police say an EVSC school bus hit 62-year-old Albert Leroy Page while he was riding a bicycle. He later died at the scene. Police say it appears Page had the right-of-way through the intersection.

No children or passengers were on the bus at the time. The bus driver was not injured, but did go to the hospital and consented to having her blood drawn. Police say this is typical following a serious accident.

“She was pretty shaken up, obviously, earlier about what had happened,” said Evansville Police Department Sergeant, Anna Gray. “Exactly what happened is still under investigation.”

Police say they’re still looking for witnesses to what happened, or anyone who may have have access to area security cameras.

“We’re also asking that if anyone does have any surveillance video in the area, or if anyone maybe did witness the incident, perhaps they then went on to work or went to home and didn’t stick around, please call and let us know,” said Gray.

The EVSC issued a statement, saying their thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved in the incident.

If anyone has any information, you are asked to call police at (812) 436-7979.