Car sideswipes bus carrying Morris, Wabaunsee county youngsters

Thankfully, nobody was hurt when a car sideswiped a school bus carrying students from Morris and Wabaunsee counties Friday.

 

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 68-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Baxter of Leavenworth was driving a car westbound on Interstate 70 and tried to pass the westbound USD 417 Morris County school bus, which was driven by 61-year-old Machelle King of Council Grove and carrying 12 students -- all 7-year-olds -- from Alta Vista, Council Grove and Dwight. Besides King, two women were also on board: 62-year-old Jean Johnson of Dwight and 62-year-old Deb Hewitt of Alta Vista.

 

Baxter's car brushed against the bus about two miles west of the Tallgrass Road exit shortly before 2:15 pm.

 

It's unclear what led to Baxter's car sideswiping the bus and the destination of the school kids has not been released.

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