05/08/2012 06:14 EDT | Updated 07/08/2012 05:12 EDT

Accident involving schoolbus: car driver dead near Montreal

VARENNES, Que. - A school bus plunged into a ditch after a head-on collision that killed a motorist near Montreal on Tuesday.

Eight of the 30 children on the bus were treated for minor injuries.

Police are still investigating why the car swerved from its path before striking the front of the bus. The car's driver, who was in his 20s, was declared dead at the scene.

The students are from a high school in nearby Longueuil.

The accident was in Varennes, on the city's south shore.