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School Bus Involved in Crash With 18-Wheeler in Hunt County: Officials

An 18-wheeler slammed into the back of a parked school bus in Hunt County Thursday afternoon, officials said.

It happened at about 12:50 p.m. in the 1000 block of U.S. Highway 380, near the Collin County line.

A Bland Independent School District bus was stopped at an apartment complex on Hwy. 380 when the driver of an 18-wheeler failed to see the stopped bus and crashed into the back of it, according to Lt. Lonny Haschel with the Department of Public Safety.

Sixteen students, ranging from elementary to high school age, were on board the bus. They were on their way home from summer school at the time of the crash, Bland ISD officials.

The bus driver and 14 students were transported to a hospital as a precaution. Two students may have minor injuries. Parents have been notified.

DPS officials are investigating the cause of the crash.

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