Bus Crash In Oregon County Injures 20
A school bus carrying junior and high school kids from the Koshkonong School District, crashed Tuesday night, injuring 20.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a southbound 2009 Bluebird bus, driven by 51-year-old Victoria A. Smith of West Plains, was on Highway 99, north of Thomasville, when it traveled off the right side of the roadway, returned to the road, then crossed the roadway several times before traveling off the left side and striking several trees.
The bus came to rest on its passenger side in a ditch.
The driver was not injured and was wearing her seat belt.
However, 16 juveniles suffered minor injuries, and one suffered moderate injuries. All were from Koshkonong, Mo.
Three adults suffered minor injuries, including 18-year-old Steven Oyler, 25-year-old Tyler Wiggs and 26-year-old Taylor York, all of Koshkonong.
Most of the injured were taken to Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains. A 13-year-old was transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark.
The bus was presumably returning from a basketball game when the crash occurred sometime around 11:15 p.m., in Oregon County. The bus was totaled and towed from the scene.