KUEMPER SCHOOL BUS CRASHES IN GUTHRIE COUNTY
(Guthrie Center) A school bus transporting the Kuemper, Catholic Carroll girl’s soccer team was involved in roll over accident last night sending the driver, 2 coaches, and 23 students to the Guthrie County Hospital. Kuemper Catholic, Athletic Director Tim Fitzpatrick says all of the occupants were treated and released by midnight Tuesday.
“The kids suffered bumps and bruises and a few of the students are limping around today,” stated Fitzpatrick. “We did call off the Thursday's soccer game with Boone to give our students more time to heal.”
The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office says the school bus was traveling north on Highway 25 and struck a set of tractor weights lying on the pavement. The school bus lost control, entered a steep ditch, and overturned on the driver’s side. Members from the Guthrie Center Fire and Rescue Department extricated the occupants from the bus and transported all of them to the Hospital.
Authorities say a tire on an anhydrous tank blew out causing the tractor to jolt and throw off the front-end weights. Agriland FS Inc., of Winterset, owns the tractor.