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Driver cited for DUI after collision with Plentywood High School volleyball team bus

Posted at 4:10 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 18:10:50-04

Story by David Sherman, MTN News

The Plentywood High School volleyball team bus was involved in a crash on Saturday.

According to Sheridan County Undersheriff Scott Nelson, the incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 258, which is commonly referred to as Reserve Highway.

The volleyball team was traveling home after the Froid-Lake Invitational. Nelson said it appeared a passenger car made a left turn in front of the bus and the bus struck the car. The car caught fire, but the fire was quickly extinguished.

Nelson said the driver of the car was taken to the hospital. Some of the passengers on the bus sustained minor injuries, but they have all been medically released at this time.

The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office turned the investigation over to the Montana Highway Patrol.

On Monday, the MHP told KRTV that the driver of the car has been cited for DUI.

Some of the reactions on the Plentywood Schools Facebook page:

  • Marie Overby Wangerin: Thankfully our girls are fine! The local emergency responders were awesome! Very grateful hearts as we close the day.
  • Barb Thomas: Prayers for all involved! Always scary when school buses are involved! Sheridan Co. is so lucky to have such dedicated and well trained Responders!!
  • Stefanie G Reay: So glad to hear there were no major injuries! Sending thoughts and prayers from the coaches and players of my volleyball team in CT!
  • Donna Godijohn Huffman: We saw it happen, omg my heart stopped!!!

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Posted by Plentywood Schools on Saturday, September 8, 2018