Two brothers die when their car plows into school bus

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
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UPDATE: Eldin Morina was taken off life-support after being critically injured in the car-bus accident.

Police believe the two brothers were speeding because they were late for school.

A memorial has started at the scene of the accident.

ORIGNAL: PHOENIX -- Capt. Alex Rangel of the Phoenix Fire Department confirmed that one was killed when a car plowed into the side of a school bus Wednesday morning.

It happened at about 7:30 a.m. at 12th Street and Union Hills Drive.

One person, a young man, 17, was pronounced dead on the scene, Rangel said, but rescuers were able to pull his 16 year-old brother from the crushed car. The younger brother was rushed to the hospital in extremely critical condition.

"I have never seen anything like that in my life," said Jodi Trad, who saw the car under the bus and called 911.

According to Rangel, witnesses said the car, a Volkswagen, was speeding, going possible 90 mph, when it plowed into the side the Paradise Valley Unified School District bus. There were no students on board and the driver was not hurt.

Asia Henderson said her son, a Vista Verde student who was waiting for that bus, saw the whole thing. She described the scene.

"The driver was completely wrapped in metal. I could not see his face at all," Henderson said.

Rangel said a heavy crane was called in to lift the bus off the car.

The intersection of 12th Street and Union Hills Drive was close for much of the morning while police investigated the accident.

The investigation is still on-going.