Around 11 am Friday, a church bus heading south on MO Highway 13, went off the road, overturned, and hit a tree.
There were 13 passengers on-board from Overland Park, Kansas.
Sgt. John Lueckenhoff with the Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed the three fatalities were all teenagers, a 17 year old girl, a 16 year old boy and a 14 year old girl, all from Kansas.
The other passengers were transported to local hospitals.
“We took in six minors and one adult. one of them was seriously injured, everyone expected to be discharged,” says Citizens Memorial Hospital Communications Director Wren Hall.
The family members fo the three who were killed have been notified, but names haven’t been released.