News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 16, 2013

School bus carrying special-needs kids rolls over

Associated Press

---- — INDIANAPOLIS — A school bus carrying special-needs students rolled over today on a highway near Indianapolis, injuring a dozen people including five children, state police said.

Indiana State Police spokesman Rich Myers said a semi was changing lanes on Interstate 65 near Zionsville about 2 p.m. today when it cut in front of the bus. The bus driver tried to avoid a collision and lost control, and the bus went into the median and rolled over.

Five children and seven adults were hurt, but none of the injuries were life-threatening, Myers said. Several were hospitalized, and their conditions weren’t immediately known.

The truck that caused the crash did not stop, he said. The truck was described as either a white box truck or a white semitrailer, he said.

The vague description of the truck made locating it difficult, Myers said.

Lafayette school Superintendent Les Huddle said the bus was returning to Lafayette from Indianapolis.

— Associated Press