VERNAL — A 37-year-old man was killed in Vernal early Friday after his vehicle collided with the rear of a school bus.

Orlando Octavio Ramirez died after the Jeep Cherokee he was driving collided with a school bus around 5:45 a.m. at the intersection of 500 West and Main Street, Vernal police reported.

Ramirez "was traveling at a very high rate of speed" when he ran a red light and struck the bus' rear, right corner. Police said the accident caused "excessive damage" to both of the vehicles involved.

Ramirez died as a result of his injuries.

Police reported that there were no children on the bus at the time. 

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