Warsaw man identified as driver killed in West Lafayette bus accident

Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello has announced the name of the driver killed in a school bus accident in West Lafayette Thursday morning. 

According to a report by the West Lafayette Police Department, the bus had been turning through the intersection at U.S. 231 and Lindberg Road when it was hit by another car before slidding into a another collision with a third car. 

It was reported that no children were onboard the bus during the incident, but that all three drivers sustained at least minor injuries. 

The victim of the deadly crash, Jose Fernando Amador, 20, of Warsaw, was reportedly unconscious when he was extricated from his vehicle by West Lafayette Fire Department firefighters. Amador was rushed to a Lafayette hospital for treatment, before he was transferred to an Indianapolis trauma center. Marion County Coroner's Office officials contacted Costello on Friday to inform that Amador had died at the Indianapolis hospital.

The Tippecanoe County Coroner did not publicly release the victim's name until Monday, after Amador's autopsy.

According to the preliminary autopsy report, Amador died from multiple blunt force injuries caused from the accident. Amador's manner of death was reported to have been accidental. 

Alcohol or drugs was said to have not been a factor in the crash.

The crash is still an ongoing investigation with the West Lafayette Police Department.