SAINT- GABRIEL -DE- VALCARTIER - A school bus driver was killed Monday in a road accident near Quebec City.

Shortly before 9:30 a.m., the bus crashed into a tree in Saint-Gabriel- de-Valcartier with 11 students on board.

According to a preliminary investigation, the driver may have fallen ill.

After the collision, the 53-year-old driver was still conscious and managed to get out of the bus, collapsing on the ground shortly after.

All students were able to safely exit the bus. None suffered serious injuries, but they were taken to hospital as a preventative measure.

A mechanical inspection will still be performed on the school bus.