School Bus Driver Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle

Casas School bus driver Jason Henry, age 40, has died from injuries he sustained when he was hit by a vehicle on on January 22.

On January 22, 2016 at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Oro Valley Police Department responded to Casas Church located at 10801 N. La Cholla Blvd. in reference to a pedestrian being struck. Mr. Henry had exited the bus to move a sign located in the roadway when he was struck by a Honda that was west bound on Cross Rd.

The 2009 Honda Civic was driven by a 16 year-old male. The driver of the Honda said he did not see Mr. Henry in the roadway until it was too late to avoid striking him. Mr. Henry sustained serious injuries and was transported to Banner University Hospital.

There are no criminal charges pending in this case.


  1. you know he would not be texting, the little darling was following all the laws I am sure. Mom and pop told him to be a good little boy and follow the rules, bigger question is did he have ‘friends’ in the car with him?

  2. I wonder if he was texting since he didn’t see him. I saw this woman the other day reading a letter and talking on the phone while driving in the fast lane in morning traffic. I just got out of her way.

  3. And they now want to give licenses to 15 year olds! This is nothing unimaginable since most people who see a slowing or stopped school bus think its time to race to get in front as they are too important to stop. Remember green lights mean go fast any yellow lights mean go faster and red….. well it seems to go as fast as you can!

    There already is a law that allows 15 year olds to drive, BUT is a MOTORCYCLE only license good in daylight hours only and no interstate! I got my kids started on motorcycles this way and if you want them to drive early its already established. Since they are your kids I think you would send them to a cycle school, and then be more cautious about motorcyclists on the roads. Just think, no passengers to worry about, not able to take keys at night and go out on a whime, parents more involved with their kids.

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