"There has been some mention of sunstrike being a contributing factor."
The crash occurred just after 8am on Wednesday.
The bus was carrying high school children.
The Coroner will investigate and determine the cause of death.
"You would think it would be smaller given how cold it is."
Two youths grabbed her handbag, causing her to fall.
"We need our young people to stop stealing cars, committing crime and risking their lives."
Beachgoers were shocked by the sight of 150 gulls dying in Horowhenua this weekend.
The accident happened on a Dannevirke property.