Woman injured in school bus truck crash in southeastern Kansas

BARTLETT, Kan. (WIBW) – A person was seriously injured Wednesday morning when a pickup truck and a school bus collided on a road in Labette County in southeastern Kansas, authorities said.

The collision was reported at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 6000 Road and Trego Road. The location was about four miles northeast of Bartlett.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol’s online crash log, a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was heading west on Route 6000 and a 2006 International School Bus collided when the two vehicles entered the uncontrolled intersection. the same time.

After the accident, the van entered the ditch east of Trego Road. The school bus, meanwhile, came to rest in the middle of Trego Road.

The driver of the Chevrolet pickup, Rebecca Gray, 47, of Chetopa, was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., with serious injuries. Patrol said Gray, who was alone in the van, was wearing her seatbelt.

The occupants of the school bus were apparently not injured.

The school bus driver has been identified as Christy Lewellen, 53, of Oswego. The passengers were identified as Hunter Stapleton, 7, of Oswego; Abigail Dolecheck, 12, of Oswewgo; Alexander Dolecheck, 12, of Oswego; Mason Kremer, 11, of Oswego; and Jaxon Payne, 12, of Altamont.

Lewellen was the only one on the school bus wearing a seatbelt.

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