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15 Deaf Students Injured in Montgomery Co. Bus Crash

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A bus carrying students from the Missouri School for the Deaf overturned on August 2, 2013. Photo via KMOV.

A bus carrying students from the Missouri School for the Deaf overturned on August 2, 2013. Photo via KMOV.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) - Nearly 20 people were injured when a bus carrying students from the Missouri School for the Deaf overturned in Montgomery County, Mo Friday.

The incident occurred around 1:30 Friday afternoon as the bus was exiting Interstate 70 at the Danville exit.

18 people were on the bus at the time, 15 of them students, two staff members, and a driver.

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education spokesperson Sarah Potter said the children were being taken to University Hospital in Columbia and that none had life-threatening injuries but may have less serious injuries such as broken bones or missing teeth.

University Hospital officials late Friday said of the 15 students injured, 10 had been treated and released. All of the adults have been treated and released.

The Missouri School for the Deaf is based in Fulton, Mo. The school’s director traveled to the hospital with interpreters for the deaf students.

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