Eleven students who suffered “different injuries” in a school bus accident yesterday in eastern Kentucky have now been released from regional hospitals while the accident remains under investigation, their district says.
Magoffin County Schools said in a statement Tuesday to Fox News Digital that the remaining seven students and their driver “are still hospitalized.”
“We are doing everything we can to support and communicate with each of these families during this time,” added the statement, attributed to Superintendent Chris Meadows. “The accident is still under investigation with the Kentucky State Police. Please continue to keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers.”
The cause of the crash on Route 40 near Salyersville is unknown. Fox News Digital contacted the Kentucky State Police Tuesday for further comment.
‘SEVERE BUS ACCIDENT’ IN KENTUCKY INJURES 18 STUDENTS AND DRIVER
A Kentucky State Police spokesperson told Fox News Digital that “Initial investigation indicates the school bus was traveling west on Kentucky Route 40 when the bus left the highway and ran over an embankment.
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“Eighteen children, from elementary, middle and high school, and the driver were on the bus at the time of the collision,” the spokesperson continued. “Occupant injuries range from minor to critical injuries.”
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear described the accident as a “serious bus accident.”