INVERNESS – A Barrington Hills man died after crashing into a school bus last week, according to authorities.
Steven Schmidt, 50, of 369 Bateman Circle in Barrington Hills, was driving his Nissan SUV west on Palatine Road in Inverness, east of Highland Road, when he crossed into the eastbound lanes on April 18 and struck a District 15 school bus that had just finished its route.
Emergency crews removed Schmidt from the vehicle and took him to Northwest Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:48 p.m.
The Inverness Police Department said it appears the bus driver was trying to take evasive action to avoid Schmidt’s car.
The bus driver was taken to St. Alexius, where he was treated and released.
Authorities have not determined whether alcohol or drugs were involved, and toxicology results are pending.
– Veronica Jones