11 kids hurt when school bus crashes, overturns in St. Helena Parish

GREENSBURG, La. (AP) – Louisiana officials say a school bus carrying about 38 children has overturned, with as many as 11 children and the driver suffering what were described as minor to moderate injuries.

Louisiana State Police Trooper Dustin Dwight says it happened Monday morning near Greensburg in south Louisiana’s St. Helena (heh-LEE-nah) Parish.

Dwight says the school bus was making a legal left turn from the northbound lane of Louisiana Highway 43.

A pickup truck, also northbound, was attempting to pass several vehicles when it struck the bus.

St. Helena Schools Superintendent Kelli Joseph says the pickup truck driver was cited for careless operation and passing in a no-passing zone. Joseph says in an email that all students were taken to hospitals for examinations.

Greensburg is about 45 miles northeast of Baton Rouge.

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