A Nora Springs man is dead after rear-ending a school bus in Floyd County Wednesday afternoon. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department says a bus from the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock school district was stopped about three miles north of Rockford when it was hit by a pickup driven by 83-year-old Robert Kruger of Nora Springs.

Kruger was removed from his pickup by the Jaws of Life and taken to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City, where he later died. The sheriff’s department says the bus driver and the 14 students on the bus were not injured.

By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City