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Missouri man killed, 4 students hurt in school bus crash

September 13, 2018

CRANE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a pickup truck has collided head-on with a school bus in southwest Missouri, killing the truck’s driver and causing minor injuries to four students.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the crash happened Tuesday as the bus driver was completing his afternoon route on Missouri 248, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) southwest of the town of Crane. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 47-year-old Kelly Vaught, of Crane.

Galena Superintendent Daniel Humble says eight children were on the bus. Four suffered minor injuries, including cuts, bruises and a concussion. The patrol says the injured students ranged in age from 8 to 16.

Humble described what happened as a “tragic event” and “freak accident.” He says there’s no indication that the bus driver was at fault.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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