Monday, September 29, 2008

Four children with special needs have been killed in an Indiana bus crash

Logansport, Indianopolis, Indiana - The Associated Press reports that four children aboard a special-needs school bus were killed on Friday when their bus was struck by two dump trucks near Logansport, Indiana. The driver of the bus, 46-year-old Debbie Duvall, was also injured in the crash. She was flown to Fort Wayne hospital, where she was in a serious condition on Friday night, according to Indiana State Police. All of the children, ages 5 through 10, lived in nearby Monticello, and were returning home from elementary schools in Logansport at the time of the accident. All four students and Ms Duval were wearing seatbelts or were sitting in a child saftety seat, it is reported, and no other passengers were aboard the bus. The accident apparently occurred when a dump truck swerved to avoid another vehicle, clipping the bus, which then collided with a second dump truck. Investigators were still gathering information from the drivers of the trucks, who were not injured. There was no indication that either of the drivers were speeding; both would undergo routine tests for drugs and alcohol.

Our deepest sympathies to the families of the children, and to those who loved them.

see also: 4 children are killed in Indiana bus crash.