Cause Still Investigated in School Bus Rollover

Clinton County Sheriff's investigators are still investigating the cause of a collision between a school bus and a pickup truck, but they say their preliminary evidence indicates the school bus driver may have failed to stop for a stop sign.

The accident happened Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Wright and Colony roads in northwest Clinton county. The Dean Transportation school bus was transporting home six Regional Education Service Center students between the ages of seven and 15 years old.

Investigators say the pickup truck struck the bus, causing it to roll over. All the students were wearing safety restraints and remained in their seats.

The driver of the bus, 45-year-old Maxine Reck of St. Johns, and the driver of the truck, 32-year-old Tonya Dennis were treated for minor injuries at Clinton Memorial Hospital and released. Three of the students were also transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital, treated and released. Three other students were taken to Sparrow Hospital. Although their injuries were described as not life threatening they were held overnight for observation.

Charges are pending while the crash remains under investigation.