Bus Carrying Deaf Students Rolls Over in MO

4:39 PM, Aug 2, 2013   |    comments
Aerial view of a charter bus overturned on Interstate 70 outside of St. Louis (courtesy KSDK)
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By Brandie Piper, KSDK

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - An accident involving an overturned charter bus carrying students from the Missouri School for the Deaf has closed all lanes on eastbound Interstate 70 in Montgomery County, Missouri.

There were 18 people on the bus at the time of the accident, and there are multiple injuries.  There is no word on an exact number or extent of the injuries.

Patients are being transported to University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.  Mary Jenkins, a spokesperson for the hospital, said 15 students and the 70-year-old driver are being treated there for non-life threatening injuries.

Two staff workers were also on the bus but were uninjured.

The students, all St. Louis residents, were returning home from summer camp at the School for the Deaf.

Authorities said the driver went through a stop sign on an off-ramp, which caused the bus to flip on its side.  No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Barbara Garrison, director of the school, is headed to the scene.

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