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School bus driver who passed out behind wheel dies; 13-year-old boy had to take over

The Washington state school bus driver who passed out, prompting a 13-year-old student to get behind the wheel, has died, NBC affiliate KING5 reported Thursday, citing his family.

Ryan Callis died Wednesday but no cause of death was provided, KING5 stated.


Callis was on his morning route to Surprise Lake Middle School in Milton, Wash., on Monday when he passed out.

Student Jeremy Wuitschick took over driving to keep the vehicle from hitting a church, while student Johnny Wood performed CPR on Callis.

Both students spoke with NBC's TODAY show on Thursday about how they sprang into action. They were interviewed before Callis' famiy had confirmed his death, KING5 reported.

No one aboard the bus was hurt.

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