At least 4 students injured, one man dead, in school bus crash

Crews gather near the crash site involving a school bus and pickup truck Monday morning in Bonneville County. | Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com

A school bus crash has left at least four Bonneville School District students injured and one man dead, EastIdahoNews.com reported Monday morning.

The crash happened at the intersection of 15th East and 65th North in Bonneville County around 8:15 a.m. Monday when a pickup truck reportedly ran a stop sign and slammed into the bus, which was carrying more than 40 students to Rocky Mountain Middle School, Bonneville High School and Bonneville Online High School.

Students hospitalized sustained “non-life threatening injuries,” the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office announced just after 11 a.m.

The collision flipped the bus on its side and left the truck on the side of the road near a fence. The truck’s driver died at the scene.

“Four students were injured and transported by ambulance to local hospitals for treatment,” the district wrote on Facebook around 10 a.m. The bus driver was not injured.

Parents were able to pick up their children involved in the crash after they were “cleared” by medical personnel on the scene, the district added.

Several ambulances, fire trucks, Idaho Falls Police and Bonneville County sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash, EastIdahoNews.com reported.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

Check back for more on this developing story.

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