(Ventura County Star) A school bus carrying students fatally struck a 75-year-old pedestrian Wednesday in Ventura, and the driver was jailed on a DUI accusation, authorities said.

The victim, Marguerita McIntosh, was taken to Ventura County Medical Center in critical condition with what appeared to be facial and head trauma after the 2:55 p.m. incident, authorities said.

She later died, California Highway Patrol spokesman Steve Reid said. The patrol said she died at 6:38 p.m.

The driver of the school bus, Joanne Madaule, 54, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs, authorities said.

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