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School bus veers into semi truck, resulting in tragic loss in Rushville

A tragic collision between a school bus and a semitruck in Rushville, Illinois, resulted in the deaths of five individuals, including three children. The bus crossed into oncoming traffic for reasons currently unknown.

The crash: Occurred around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, with both vehicles catching fire upon impact, devastating the local community.

  • The children on the bus were preschool aged, and along with the two drivers, were pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Authorities identified the victims as Noah Driscoll, Andrew Miller, Maria Miller, Angela Spiker, and David Coufal, reported FOX 59.

School response: Schuyler-Industry Schools, where the children attended, has cancelled classes for two days following the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board, together with the Illinois State Police, is investigating this horrific accident to determine the cause and prevent future tragedies.

The school district offered its condolences, stating, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and our community."

Autopsy results are expected following the transfer of the victims' bodies to Springfield for examination.

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