School bus carrying 7 children rolls into ditch after being hit by truck

School bus carrying 7 children rolls into ditch after being hit by truck Photo: Traverse County Sheriff's Office

May 23, 2019 04:51 PM

Authorities say nobody was seriously injured in a school bus in western Minnesota Thursday morning.

The Traverse County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to a reported school bus rollover in rural Traverse County just after 8 a.m.


The bus, which was carrying seven children between the ages of 5 and 15, was traveling south on 740th Avenue when it was struck by a pickup near 680th Street. The sheriff's office said the crash caused the bus to change direction and ended up rolling into the west ditch.

All occupants of the school bus were treated and later released from Wheaton Sanford Medical Center, according to the sheriff's office.

The driver of the pickup, a 24-year-old man, was taken by ambulance to Sanford Wheaton and later airlifted to Fargo with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, authorities said. 

The crash is still under investigation.

It's unclear if any charges or citations have been issued.

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