Bus crash sends students to the hospital

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RISING CITY, Neb. -- Several students are recovering after a bus crash involving the St. Paul high school.

According to the Butler County Sheriff, it happened at the intersection of Highway 92 and County Road B, which is just west of Rising City, around 3:30 p.m. on Monday. Sheriff Tom Dion told 10/11 News, a pickup truck was heading westbound and trying to turn, when it was rear-ended by a school bus heading the same direction.

Because of the condition of the county roads, the rear lights of truck were covered in mud, obscuring the brake and turn lights, according to the sheriff.

On the bus at the time were ten students, one adult and the driver.

Dion didn't know an exact number, but did say a "few" students were taken to a hospital in nearby Osceola for observation. He believes all have since been released.

According to posts on social media and a deputy on scene, the students were returning from an art contest in Omaha.

The female driver of the truck wasn't injured, but was cited for possession of marijuana less than one ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Fire departments from Rising City, Surprise, David City, Bellwood and Shelby all responded.

(An earlier version of this story mentioned the St. Paul speech team, but they were not involved in the crash and information has since been corrected)