UPDATE: Semi Driver Turns Himself In

Updated: 06/04/2014 3:49 AM
Created: 06/03/2014 10:51 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- The Minnesota State Patrol says the driver of a semi truck caught on camera passing a stopped school bus and nearly hitting a young girl turned himself in to authorities Tuesday night.

The incident happened Friday morning near Paynesville in central Minnesota, but Tuesday authorities released video from the bus and asked for the public's help identifying and finding the driver.

The state patrol Says the school bus had its stop arm down and safety lights flashing.

The 7th grader, Alexis Schwartz, was waiting at the end of her driveway for the school bus to take her to school when the semi roared between her and the bus at highway speeds.

"It came out of nowhere and tried to hurt me, dust kicked up on me, I had to step back, that freaked me out and made my heart go crazy," Schwartz said. She wasn't hurt.

The state patrol posted on its Facebook late Tuesday night that the driver turned himself in. No other information was released.

We'll have any new developments Wednesday on ABC 6 News.

Watch video of what happened here.

Minnesota State Patrol