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South Jeffco woman killed in accident involving school bus

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By AJ Vicens

An 89-year-old South Jeffco woman was killed May 15 in an accident with a school bus after she apparently failed to stop at a stop sign and drove into the bus' path.

Elizabeth R. King was driving a gray 1996 Chevy Monte Carlo east on West Brook Drive about 3:55 p.m. May 15, according to Trooper David Hall of the Colorado State Patrol. She apparently failed to stop at the stop sign at West Brook Drive where it intersects with South Wadsworth Boulevard, just north of Wadsworth and C-470.

King's car was hit by the school bus on the driver's side as the bus was traveling south on Wadsworth.

King was airlifted to Littleton Hospital with serious injuries, Hall said. She was pronounced dead about 5 p.m.

The bus was carrying three Colorado Academy students, ages 17, 15 and 7; none was injured. The bus driver, Dianne M. Loyd, 58, of Denver also was not injured.

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