At least 20 students wounded in collision between Letcher school bus, coal truck in Kentucky

3 month ago

Letcher County news, Kentucky news.

More than two dozen students were injured Friday afternoon when their school bus collided with a coal truck in Letcher County, Kentucky.

Letcher Superintendent Denise Yonts said twenty-two students and the school bus driver suffered injuries including one student who was transferred to another hospital, requiring further treatment.

Kentucky State Police said the crash occurred at around 1:30 p.m. Friday on KY Highway 932 in Letcher County.

At least six ambulances responded to the crash scene. The bus was transporting students from the Arlie Boggs Elementary School.

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  • The collision forced the bus off the road before it landed on its side near the Poor Fork of the Cumberland River.

    Photos from the scene showed the bus partially submerged in the river.

    The district said on its website that classes were dismissed early on Friday due to power outages in Letcher County.

    “Please keep our students, the driver, and their families in your thoughts and prayers,” Yonts added.