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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Two Dead, 50 Injured in School Bus Accident on Interstate 44

Posted By on Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 2:35 PM

click to enlarge The buses were traveling from St. James (A) to Six Flags (B) when they crashed at Gray Summit (red).
  • The buses were traveling from St. James (A) to Six Flags (B) when they crashed at Gray Summit (red).
The survivors of an accident involving two school buses on Interstate 44 today began arriving at St. Louis hospitals around noon today.

According to reports, two buses full of young teens from the St. James School District were headed to Six Flags this morning when they became entangled in a pile-up involving a pickup truck and a tractor trailer.

A female teen traveling in one of the buses and the driver of the pickup truck have reportedly died of their injuries. Fifty other people -- mostly students -- were injured in the accident that has closed down the highway near Gray Summit  -- 30 miles southwest of St. Louis.

More details as they become available.

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