August 24, 2015 02:31 PM
Two people died and 16 others were injured after a school bus carrying the Spooner High School volleyball team collided with another vehicle near Cumberland, Wisc. on Saturday.
The accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. Highway 63 and County Highway B just north of Cumberland in Barron County around 2:35 p.m. Initial reports indicate the car failed to stop for the northbound school bus on Highway 63 and was struck on the drivers side by the school bus.
Wisconsin State Patrol reported that three people were in the car. The driver, Tiffany Hostetler, 29, of Rice Lake, and her 3-year-old daughter, Elanora Hutton, were deceased on arrival, while 5-year-old Marshall Hutton was critically injured and was flown to Regions Hospital. The names of the victims are being held pending notification of family.
Authorities said the bus came to rest in a ditch partially submerged in water, but all occupants were able to safely exit through the rear emergency exit. The students, coaching staff and bus driver were treated at Cumberland Memorial Hospital and released with no significant injuries.
The bus was owned and operated by Badger Buses of Spooner, Inc. and driven by Nathan Hover, 43, of Trego. He suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Cumberland Police Department, Barron County Sheriff's Department, Cumberland Ambulance Service, and Barron County Highway Department assisted the state patrol.
The crash remains under investigation.
Updated: August 24, 2015 02:31 PM
Created: August 22, 2015 09:05 PM
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