ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle colliding with a school bus in Pinellas County Tuesday afternoon.

  • Crash occurred around 4:21 p.m.
  • Wanderley Echemen, 21, killed in crash
  • No students, staff on school bus injured

Investigators said the crash occurred at the intersection of 62nd Avenue North and 28th St. North. The bus, driven by Hector Paz, 60, reportedly was traveling west on 62nd Avenue, while the motorcycle, driven by Wanderley Echemen, 21, approached the intersection from the opposite direction.

When both vehicles reached the intersection, Paz turned the bus left onto 28th St. North, driving into Echemen's path, according to investigators. His motorcycle struck the right side of the bus, and Echemen suffered fatal injuries in the collision.

The school bus was carrying four students from Nina Harris School in Pinellas Park at the time of the crash, according to Pinellas County Schools. None of the students or staff on board the bus were injured.

No further information has been released.