Publish date:

Car crashes into school bus with children onboard, injuring 2

The bus had its lights activated at the time of the crash.

A driver slammed into the back of a stopped school bus Friday morning, injuring two children onboard.

The school bus was facing eastbound, stopped at a bus stop on the 59000 block of County State Aid Highway 36 in Manannah Township around 7:26 a.m. Friday, the Meeker County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. About 15 kids were onboard the bus, which was being operated by Eden Valley – Watkins Bus Service.

That's when another vehicle, being driven by a 22-year-old from St. James and heading the same direction, crashed into the rear of the bus, according to the sheriff's office.

The bus had its lights activated at the time of the crash, the sheriff's office said.

Two girls on the bus, ages 6 and 8 and both Eden Valley - Watkins students, were injured in the collision. They suffered what the sheriff's office called "minor, non-life threatening injuries" and were taken to a Paynesville hospital.

The 22-year-old driver of the other vehicle was transported to the same hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release.

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating the crash.

Next Up

BMTN - Target drive up bag booze

The 5 cent charge for carryout bags is coming back in Minneapolis

The ordinance was suspended at the start of the pandemic.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Charges: Man stabbed ex-girlfriend, her mom in Crystal apartment

He became "enraged" after she said she didn't want to have sex, the complaint says.

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild have work to do to build a cup contender around Kirill Kaprizov

Kaprizov is locked in for five years, but can Bill Guerin do enough to turn the Wild into a true contender?


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, September 22

Nearly 800 people are currently hospitalized in Minnesota with COVID-19.

Pixabay laptop keyboard phone dark

Charges: MN man had more than 50 child porn files saved

The images and videos include victims under the age of 13, authorities said.

Proctor football

MN high school football team being investigated for 'student misconduct'

Football activities for grades 9-12 have been paused amid the investigation.


Woman dies after being hit by vehicle in Minneapolis

The driver stopped and is cooperating with police.


Steve Patterson is leaving KSTP's 'Twin Cities Live'

His run with the popular 3 p.m. weekday show is coming to an end after 7 years.

twin cities marathon

Face mask rules revealed for Twin Cities Marathon weekend

Masks will be required in some outdoor areas, but not while running.

troop 106 trailer 1 (1)

Seen this trailer? It was stolen from Boy Scout Troop in New Brighton

The New Brighton Department of Public Safety has called for its return.


1 injured in crash involving school bus in west-central MN

A car backed out of a driveway in front of a bus.

Bicyclist fatally struck by school bus in Brooklyn Park

The fatal accident happened just before 6:30 a.m.