MESQUITE (CBSDFW.COM) – It was an emotional, traumatic day for dozens of Terry Middle School students after losing one of their classmates in a bus crash Wednesday.

The crash report includes four witness statements and points to the bus driver’s actions. All of the witnesses indicated a bus driving off the roadway, then crashing when the driver, John Johnson tried to avoid hitting an oncoming car. The bus tipped over, sliding violently into a utility pole.

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“From my understanding, the bus driver kicked the windshield in, he was trying to take students out,” described neighbor Lisa Lopez.

Johnson is a seven year veteran of the Mesquite ISD transportation team. He was taken to Parkland Hospital.

The 12-year-old victim, Jazmine Alfaro, was on the bus with her sister. Her uncle Jesus Martinez said urgent calls were the first sign something terrible had happened.

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“She’s our little angel, hearing her plans growing up, her wanting to go to UT. None of that is going to happen now,” he said tearfully. “All I want is her back. We can’t get that. We are missing a piece of our family.”

Jazmine was the only child rescuers could not reach before a fire spread.

Four police officers were injured slightly getting children out.

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Police said their crash investigation is not done.