School Bus Full of Kids on Way to Christmas Musical Hit by Truck

1 student dead, 1 injured in the incident
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2018 4:20 PM CST
Student Killed When Truck Rear-Ends School Bus
Indiana State Police investigate a collision between an East Pulaski school bus and truck on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Argos, Ind. Police say one student was killed and another was injured when a flatbed truck collided with a school bus.   (Santiago Flores/South Bend Tribune via AP)

(Newser) – Indiana students were on their way to a Christmas musical when tragedy struck Wednesday morning. A flatbed truck towing a trailer rear-ended their school bus near the Marshall County town of Argos, leaving one teenage boy dead and another injured, the AP reports. The Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation bus was carrying 38 students and three chaperones at the time; preliminary information indicates it had stopped at a railroad crossing, as required by state law, and was accelerating to continue on its way when the truck ran into it. (There have been multiple school bus tragedies recently.)

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