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Madison school bus carrying students involved in crash

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REXBURG — A bus full of students headed to school was involved in a crash with an SUV Monday morning.

Madison School District #321 posted on Facebook that bus 16-3 was involved in the accident. It happened around 8 a.m. at University Blvd. and 12th West.

“From what I understand, the bus was going through an intersection and we had a person either not stop or slide through that (and) clip the back end of one of our buses carrying students going to our middle school and elementary school,” Superintendent Randy Lords told EastIdahoNews.com.

Nobody was seriously injured in the crash, according to police, but some students were affected.

“Three students were complaining of minor injuries but nobody was transported by ambulance,” said Rexburg Police Assistant Chief Gary Hagen.

According to the district, the bus is drivable.

“We are relieved everyone is ok and we will post more when we know more,” the district’s Facebook post said.

A parent of two students contacted EastIdahoNews.com and said his 9-year-old and 7-year-old were on the bus.

“My son who was on the bus called at 7:57 a.m. to let us know a car hit his bus,” said Joe Hedrick. “He mentioned he hit his knee on the metal bar. He said he heard a big boom when it (the bus) got hit.”

Hagen said the crash is still under investigation. The bus was damaged and the SUV was towed from the scene.

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Scene of the bus crash in Rexburg. | Courtesy: Joe Hedrick
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