1 injured in crash involving school bus in in Neelyville

NEELYVILLE, Mo. (KBSI) – One person was injured in a crash involving a school bus with students on board and a passenger vehicle Wednesday morning on US Highway 67 near Neelyville.

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers resonded to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 67 at Neelyville that happened at 7:39 a.m. One of the vehicles was a fully loaded school bus.

The students were off-loaded from the bus and transported to Neelyville school. No students on the bus were injured, according to MSHP. The students on the bus were cleared by EMTs at the crash site, according to a statement by Neelyville R-IV Officer of the Superintendent.

The driver in the other vehicle is also a student. Joseph M. Charest, 18, of Wappapello was flown to Memphis with serious injuries. He was driving a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. Crews had to extricate him from the passenger vehicle.

Traffic was diverted through a county road. The Missouri Department of Transportation placed signs and barricades at US 67 and MO 158 junction along with US 67 and MO 142 junction to divert traffic completely off of US 67 where the crash happened. The diversion was expected to be in place for several hours.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office assisted with traffic.

The school notified all parents/guardians fo the student who were on the bus. If parents/guardians want to pick their student up from school Wednesday, they can be checked out from the student’s building office.

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