More than a dozen students, driver injured in Kentucky school bus crash, officials say
By Kiely Westhoff and Theresa Waldrop, CNNUpdated: Mon, 14 Nov 2022 16:46:52 GMTSource: CNNMore than a dozen students and a driver have "varying degrees of injuries" after their bus crashed in KentuckBy Kiely Westhoff and Theresa Waldrop, CNN
Updated: Mon, 14 Nov 2022 16:46:52 GMT
More than a dozen students and a driver have "varying degrees of injuries" after their bus crashed in Kentucky early Monday, a school official said.
No fatalities have been reported, Magoffin County School District Superintendent Chris Meadows said in a statement.
Meadows said officials estimated 18 students and the driver were on board. Their ages range from elementary to high school, according to the Kentucky Department of Education.
A county spokesman said earlier that the driver and 21 students were hospitalized, some with critical injuries. The error came about because the preliminary list of injured included duplicate names, Meadows said.
The injured were taken by helicopter or ambulance to hospitals, Meadows said.
The bus was the only vehicle in the crash, said Kentucky State Police spokesman Paul Blanton. The driver appeared unable to answer questions, he said.
"There has been a serious bus accident in Magoffin County involving children," Gov. Andy Beshear tweeted, adding that it was "tough news."
"Please join me in praying for all those involved," Beshear said.