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East Texas School Bus Crash

 

 

At approximately 7:15 this morning, Troopers responded to a three-vehicle crash on FM-346 at CR-15 in Smith County. Preliminary crash investigation shows that the driver of a Whitehouse ISD school bus (#104) was stopped eastbound on FM-346 to turn left onto CR-15. A 2006 Dodge Magnum was stopped behind the school bus. The driver of a 2012 Kia Sedona was also traveling eastbound on FM-346 and failed to recognize the stopped vehicles ahead. The Kia struck the back of the Dodge causing the Dodge to strike the rear of the stopped school bus. There was one child transported from the bus with minor injuries to Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler. The driver of the Dodge was also transported to Christus Trinity Mother Francis in stable condition. The scene is clear at this time and the crash remains under investigation. This is a preliminary report and no further information is available at this time.