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M53 School Bus Crash: Driver Who Died Is Named As Family Says He ‘suffered Medical Issues’ At The Wheel

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The driver of a school bus who died when it overturned on a motorway has been named as Stephen Shrimpton, Sky News understands.

On a crowdfunding page to pay for his funeral his sister in law, Emily, said that he was “suffering medical issues” while at the wheel.

By late Saturday morning just over £9,000 had been raised, breaking the £6,000 target.

15-year-old Jessica Baker was also killed in the crash.

The bus overturned on the M53 on the Wirral on Friday morning.

Image: Picture of 15-year-old Jessica Baker, who died in Liverpool bus crash Four children were taken to hospital and a 14-year-old boy is said to have sustained life-changing injuries.

Other pupils were taken to an emergency services training centre in Wallasey, with 13 treated for minor injuries.

Image: The crash happened on the northbound M53 between J5 at Hooton and J4 at Bebington Police said 58 people were involved in the crash.

The bus had been carrying pupils from two Merseyside schools – Calday Grange all-boys grammar school and West Kirby all-girls grammar school.

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Major incidents were declared following “a number of casualties”, emergency services said earlier. Police said there were more children on other buses travelling in convoy with the one that crashed.

All those involved will be offered trauma support and family liaison officers are supporting relatives.