Students treated for injuries following Wayne Co. school bus accident
WAYNE COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A crash involving a Wayne County School District school bus resulted in eight students and two adults going to the hospital with injuries.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the crash on Highway 45 in Wayne County at approximately 3 p.m. near Buckatunna School.
According to MHP, a 2016 Wayne County School Bus was traveling south on Highway 45 when it collided with a 2005 Buick Century driven by a 56-year-old resident of Tibbie, Ala., also traveling south on Highway 45. Both vehicles were turning left onto BCC road when the collision occurred.
According to Wayne County Superintendent Tommy Branch, the bus was transporting K-12 students from Buckatunna School.
Eight students were transported by ambulance to a local hospital with minor injuries, according to MHP.
Wayne County Sheriff Jody Ashley said that rescue crews had to use the jaws of life to remove the driver of the other vehicle. The driver and an adult passenger were also transported by ambulance to Wayne General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
MHP and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the cause of the crash.
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