Deputies investigating school bus crash

Deputies investigating school bus crash

Deputies investigating school bus crash

Deputies are investigating a school bus crash near Smithville. Shortly after 8 a.m. Sept. 12, deputies were dispatched to Mt. Olivet Road between Jami Drive and NE 120th Street on a school bus overturned, blocking Mt. Olivet in both directions.

There were approximately 30 Smithville elementary school students and a driver on board. Two children and the driver were transported to a nearby hospital with injuries that appeared to be minor. They were released from the hospital later the same day. Their families were notified. Parents of all the other children on the bus were contacted, and the students were released to their families.

Our Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the cause of the crash, but preliminary investigation has determined no other vehicles were involved. The bus belongs to DS Bus Lines, which is the transportation provider for the Smithville School District.

Mt. Olivet Road was shut down for about three hours while students were evacuated and reunited with families and the crash was investigated. 

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