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UPDATE: 7 People Injured In Elk Grove Unified School Bus Crash

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UPDATE: The California Highway Patrol says an Elk Grove Unified school bus with special-needs students was sideswiped and flipped over just after seven o'clock Monday morning.

CHP Officer Michael Bradley says four students, an attendant, and the bus driver were all wearing seatbelts and suffered minor to moderate injuries.

"We had a lady driving a Toyota Corolla southbound on Wilton Road, south of Grant Line Road. For unknown reasons at this time, the Corolla driver drove onto the northbound roadway directly into the path of the bus. The bus driver swerved, but the Corolla sideswiped the bus. The bus left the roadway and overturned.

Bradley says the preliminary investigation shows the Corolla continued in the wrong lane and hit another vehicle which went down an embankment. That driver was uninjured.

The Corolla then went over the side of the road as well and crashed into a tree.

Bradley says the woman driving the Corolla sustained "major" injuries.

The department's Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team will attempt to determine what caused the woman's vehicle to drift into oncoming traffic. 


UPDATE:  (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says three people aboard a small school bus have minor injuries after a car sideswiped the bus then hit another vehicle in an Elk Grove crash.

The Sacramento Bee reports that the bus tipped on its side after the crash about 7 a.m. Monday, about 20 miles southeast of Sacramento.

CHP Officer Michael Bradley says the driver of a car involved in the collision was taken to the hospital in critical condition after the vehicle sideswiped the bus and another vehicle, then hit a tree.

Officials say an Elk Grove High School student, the school bus driver and another adult had cuts and abrasions. Three middle school students had no visible injuries but two were taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Initial reports that one person died was incorrect. 


Original Post: According to media reports, one person is dead and multiple others are injured after a three-vehicle crash in rural Elk Grove that involved a school bus.

The school bus overturned at the scene, which is on Wilton Road. There were reportedly children on board.