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Man dead following crash involving Henry County school bus

HENRY COUNTY, VA – A crash involving a Henry County school bus Friday morning left one person dead.

The crash happened at around 6:53 a.m. on Preston Road near Meadowood Trail in Henry County.

A 2011 Bluebird School Bus pulled out of a driveway making a left turn onto Preston Road and was hit by a 2018 Kia Optima, Virginia State Police reports.

State police say the bus driver was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured.

There were no students on board.

The driver of the Kia, Michael Scott Dunkley, 51, of Martinsville, was not wearing his seatbelt and died at the scene, according to police.

Speed was a factor in the crash.

The crash reconstruction team is assisting with the investigation, which remains ongoing.

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