Update posted at 11:18 a.m.:
(Boone County, Ky.) - One person was hospitalized after a crash involving a school bus in Boone County Wednesday morning.
Boone County Sheriff’s deputies say John Gripshover, 33, of Petersburg, was driving his Dodge Neon on Interstate 275 eastbound near the 8.5 mile marker when he swerved to miss debris on the highway at about 6:55 a.m.
Gripshover lost control causing the car to spin into a guardrail. It then bounced off the rail and struck a Boone County Schools bus.
A semi coming up behind then clipped the bus and car.
None of the 12 students or the driver of the bus – Stephen Fields, 55, of Florence - were hurt. A school resource officer then escorted the bus to Conner Middle School, where administrators contacted the students’ parents.
Gripshover was taken to the hospital by his wife with a leg injury.
The semi driver - Pamela Peirano, 43 of Ocala, Florida – was not hurt. The truck owned by Richers Trucking of Iowa was hauling pork.
I-275 remained completely closed for about 40 minutes, with one lane shutting down for an additional hour.
Update posted at 8:45 a.m.:
The Boone County Sheriff's Office says all lanes on Interstate 275 eastbound are now open. They had been closed following a multi-vehicle crash whcih occured at about 6:50 a.m.
A semi, pickup truck, and school bus were involved in the accident. One person was hospitalized.
Reports say there were children on the bus, but none of them were hurt. The bus later made it's way to Conner Middle School and parents were contacted.
Original story posted at 7:56 a.m.:
(Boone County, Ky.) – Traffic came to a standstill for many morning commuters heading from Indiana to work in northern Kentucky Wednesday.
A semi and pickup truck were involved in a collision on eastbound Interstate 275 between the Petersburg and Hebron exits just before 7:00 a.m.
Motorists also reported a school bus was stopped at the scene, but it was not clear it that bus was involved or had children on-board.
No serious injuries were being reported as first responders headed to the scene.
Both eastbound lanes were closed at the accident scene for over half-an-hour as crews worked to clear the highway.
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