A Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) bus driver, 32-year-old Kimberleigh Welch, was killed in a crash this morning.
Troopers with ALEA said 22-year-old Brandon Barner of Panama City Beach, Florida hit the bus Welch was driving causing a rolling crash, which killed Welch.
Barner was charged with Homicide by Vehicle. He's in Metro Jail.
Family, friends, and co-workers of Welch are mourning her untimely passing.
"She was just too young. I just, I can't believe she's gone, like that," said Amanda Bettner, a close friend of Welch's.
Welch was a wife and mother of 4.
"She's a light that's been dimmed in this world," Bettner explained.
Bettner said Welch did it all. Not only was she a wife and mother, but she was active in the community, educated, and a great friend.
"I think she was superwoman to me. She was an inspiration to me," she added.
MCPSS Transportation Department set up a memorial in front of their building on International Drive in Welch's memory.
"So today is a very very sad day for Mobile County Public Schools. We're like a family and then when somebody gets injured or passes away, it's just extremely sad," said MCPSS Spokesperson Rena Philips.
Bettner said even at such a young age, Welch leaves a legacy.
"I know the impact that she's made on my life and so I know the impact she's made on others is just the same. I don't think she's had an enemy in the world," said Bettner.