Police: Driver dies after rear-ending CCUSD school bus

Scottsdale Police Department (Independent Newsmedia/Arianna Grainey)

The driver responsible for rear-ending a stopped Cave Creek Unified School District bus on Wednesday, Nov. 7, has died due to injuries, police officials say.

At just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Scottsdale police officers responded to a two vehicle traffic collision in the area of 136th Street and Rio Verde Drive.

One of the vehicles, the school bus, was stopped eastbound on Rio Verde Drive in preparation to unload students.

A Volkswagen SUV then struck the rear of the stopped bus, according to Scottsdale PD.

The 63-year-old driver of the SUV, identified as Michael J. Muller, was transported to an area hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries, police said.

Four students who had been riding on the school bus were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries.

The roadway was closed for approximately six and a half hours while the on-scene investigation was completed.

The investigation is ongoing and no further details are available at this time.

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