One student is dead and six more are injured after their school bus was rear-ended by a semi truck in Arizona on Sunday morning.
The accident happened on August 29th just before 9:30 a.m. on Interstate 40 near Sanders, Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety reports that the school bus slowed due to traffic from a previous crash when the tractor trailer struck it from behind and pushed it into a van. One child was killed in the incident and six more people were injured, four with serious injuries. No further information on their identities or conditions has been released.
According to Fox News, the students from Holbrook Indian School were on their way to Window Rock, the capital of the Navajo Nation.
“This is a very sad day for the Holbrook Indian School community,” the school said in a statement. “Our concerns now are for our parents and families as we uphold and grieve with them. We ask that you would be patient and respectful as we work through this as a school community, and we solicit your prayers on behalf of everyone impacted by this tragedy.”
It is not clear whether the truck driver or school bus driver were among those injured. The incident is still under investigation.