The Latest: Students, drivers hospitalized after crash

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Posted: Apr 14, 2017 3:11 PM

COLVILLE, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on the crash between a school bus and semi-truck in eastern Washington state. (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

Two students, a school bus driver and a semi-truck driver where taken to the hospital after a crash in Washington state.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney said Friday that the students and the semi-truck driver had minor injuries. The bus driver is seriously injured.

Sevigney says some parents brought their children to the hospital to have them checked out as a precaution.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but Sevigney says it appears the bus pulled out in front of the truck.


10 a.m.

A student was taken to a hospital and several others suffered none life-threatening injuries in a crash involving a semi-truck and a school bus Friday morning in eastern Washington state.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney told the Associated Press that there were 25 elementary school students and a driver on the bus.

"Early indications are that the school bus failed to yield and pulled out in front of the semi-truck," Sevigney said.

The truck driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

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The bus driver and one student were taken to a local hospital. Sevigney says the child had minor injuries, but the driver suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The other students were moved to the nearby Hewes Marine Company parking lot where school district staff stayed with the children while waiting to be reunited with their parents.

Sevigney said the crash happened at about 7 a.m. about 2 miles (3 kilometers) north of Colville, which is about 70 miles (112 kilometers) north of Spokane, Washington.