The crash occurred around 1:00 p.m. local time when the school bus slowed down for traffic caused by an earlier accident. The bus carried kids traveling home from the national FFA conference.
A semi-truck crashed into the bus, which caused another crash involving a box truck. According to KY3, seven of the students on the bus sustained injuries and received treatment at a hospital. Three adults among the involved vehicles also received treatment at a hospital.
A passenger in the box truck involved in the wreck died, according to KY3. The superintendent of the school district believes the other injuries sustained in the series of crashes aren’t life threatening.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):