CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Shortly after 3:30 PM Monday afternoon a pickup truck crashed into a school bus. The bus was carrying kids on it’s daily route delivering them home after school.

According to radio traffic, expert tipsters and eyewitness the crash occurred at MO-96 near CR 270.  There were more than a dozen kids on the bus at the time of the crash.

Missouri State Highway Patrol and Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the crash. When it involves a bus load of kids it’s not a routine non-injury crash.

#METS Ambulance and Carl Junction Fire assisted.

The Carl Junction students were transported from the scene in another bus while the investigation and crash scene were processed.  The bus was driven from the scene.

More information as it is released today by Missouri authorities.

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