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School bus rolls over after being hit by tractor-trailer in Sebastian

3 people were taken to a hospital and later discharged
Sebastian bus crash on June 10, 2021
Posted at 4:10 PM, Jun 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 00:19:50-04

SEBASTIAN, Fla. — Three people were taken to the hospital after a school bus from Storm Grove Middle School was hit by a tractor-trailer in Sebastian Thursday afternoon.

The crash occurred at 2:30 p.m. in the 200 block of westbound CR 512.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the tractor-trailer changed lanes and side-swiped the bus.

Officials said 18 people, including the driver, were on board the bus when it was hit.

Indian River County Schools said in a tweet that students participating in the Mathletes Camp at SGMS riding route #239 were in the accident.

Parents whose students were riding in the bus were asked to go to Church of the Cross located at 50 South Wimbrow in Sebastian for reunification.

" You think about a school bus and obviously everyone gets goose bumps right away especially with 17 children," said Lt. Yanko Reyes.

At about 7 p.m. the Indian River County Sheriff's Office said all students who were taken to a hospital have been discharged.

Traffic was diverted to South Wimbrow Drive while officers worked the scene.

According to FHP, the truck driver could be ticketed.

The crash remains under investigation.