Gasconade County R-2 bus involved in collision

An accident involving a Gasconade County R-2 bus, Owensville Route 14 bus #74, occurred this morning at approximately 6:40 a.m. on Highway 19 S. north of Bohemiam Highway. There were 25 students on the bus and three waiting to board. No children were hurt but some were taken to the hospital as a precaution. Dr. Jeri Hardy, assistant superintendent, was on the scene and spoke to the parents of each involved child. Hardy discussed possible injuries with the parents of each involved child to determine what hospital the parents wanted them sent to. The school district, EMT's, the Fire Department, Sheriff's Deputies, Missouri State Highway Patrol and MoDOT were also all on scene. More details will be released in the Wednesday, May 8, edition of The Republican.