City of Phoenix to pay $3.5M following deadly 2016 school bus crash

The city of Phoenix voted unanimously on Wednesday to pay $3.5 million in a settlement related to a school bus crash in 2016 that killed a young mother.

Authorities say the accident occurred near South 71st Avenue and West Broadway Road in October of that year.

Nuvia Villalobos, 33, was killed in the crash after her Jeep was hit by the bus. A teenage boy that was a passenger in the SUV was injured as well.

The driver of the school bus was uninjured, and no one else was on board at the time.

It is still unclear what caused the crash, but the Villalobos family filed a claim against the city citing "negligent design."

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