Driver dies after crossing center line, crashing into school bus outside Rice Lake, Wis.

Photo credit Barron County Sheriff's Department

A woman has died after she crashed into a school bus Tuesday night just west of Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

According to authorities, around 9:27 p.m., the Barron County sheriff's department received a 911 call of a crash involving a school bus and a car on Highway 48 west of Rice Lake.

After investigating, authorities discovered a car driven by 55-year-old Joy Tew of Rice Lake crossed the center line and struck an Amery School Bus carrying the Amery Girls Basketball team of 22 students, four coaches and one bus driver.

All the students and staff were treated and released at the scene. The driver of the car, Tew, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities closed Highway 48 for five hours.