According to WTSP, the collision occurred around 6:18 am near the intersection of Cortez Boulevard and Interstate 75. 18 children were aboard the bus en route to Hernando High School when the accident occurred.
The force of the collision caused the bus to overturn.
It is unclear if the driver of the truck sustained any injuries, and the accident remains under investigation.
The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:
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