Five people were injured this morning after fog contributed to a crash involving 3 trucks and a school bus transporting 36 people in Kindred, North Dakota.
The crash happened around 9 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 46 and Richland County Highway 1. A truck driver headed north on Highway 1 was unable to see a school bus headed east on Highway 46 because of fog. The truck crashed into the bus. Then another truck which was also traveling east crashed into the first truck, splitting it in half. A third truck rear-ended the second truck.
The school bus driver sustained the most significant injuries. She was pinned and it took rescue crews around 40 minutes to free her before transporting her to the hospital by ambulance. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
One of the truck drivers suffered minor injuries.
The school bus was one of two transporting students on a field trip. Three of the students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The area was under a fog advisory when the crash happened.
Highway 46 between Interstate 29 and Kindred has been closed all morning but should re-open sometime this afternoon.
You can see images of the crash site in the video below.
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