8:45 PM

A Shell Knob man was killed after he collided with a school bus about 6:35 a.m. Friday (05-03-13) morning.

Troopers say 53 year-old Larry Verlin crossed the center line on MO 86 about three miles west of Lampe.

First Responders with The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District used the Jaw of Life to extricate Verlin from the wreckage, and assisted Paramedics with CPR as they transported Verlin to Cox Hospital in Berryville, Arkansas, where he later died.

The driver of the school bus, Johnny C. Bilyeu, 49, of Oak Grove, Arkansas, suffered moderate injured in the crash, according to the Highway Patrol crash report.  There were no students on board at the time of the fatal crash.

It is unclear at this time if the unusual winter weather for this time of year may have contributed to the crash.