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