Man dies after rear-ending Imlay City school bus

The driver of a pickup truck that rear-ended a school bus in Lapeer County earlier this week has died. 64 year old Richard Gonda from Attica died at a Lapeer hospital following the Wednesday afternoon incident. Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies say Gonda was traveling eastbound on Bowers Road just west of Lake Pleasant Road in Attica Township. The Imlay City School Bus had just dropped off a student and it’s red lights were activated. Four students were on the bus and none were injured.  Authorities believe Gonda was traveling at the posted speed limit and do not suspect drugs or alcohol. An autopsy also confirmed that a medical issue was not a factor in the crash. The traffic crash remains under investigation by Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies and those who may have witnessed the incident are asked to call authorities at 245-2449.