School Bus Crash Investigation Could Take 30 Days

CITRA, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Highway Patrol's investigation into the central Florida school bush crash that killed one student and injured 11 more could take up to 30 days to complete.

FHP spokesman Patrick Riordan says the probe is still in its "infancy stage" and that officials "want to conduct a thorough and lawful investigation into the incident and are not going to rush."

There were 21 students on the bus when authorities say 30-year-old Reinaldo Gonzalez's tractor-trailer rear-ended it Tuesday. Both vehicles caught fire.

A preliminary FHP report says Gonzalez told investigators he was on his cell phone just before the crash. Gonzalez has not been charged.

The girl killed was identified as 13-year-old middle school student Frances M. Schee.

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