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WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KMOX) - Two fatalities have been confirmed by the Highway Patrol after an accident involving two motorcycles and a school bus. Highway A in Wentzville from 61 to Parr Road is closed at this time.  No students were reported to be on the bus at the time of the accident, only the driver who was not hurt.

According to Highway Patrol, two motorcyclists were killed.  Officials expect the Highway to remain closed for some time.

The accident happened just before 7 a.m. Tuesday. Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Juston Wheetley says a crash team is still on the scene assessing what happened.

Names of the victims have not been released but Wheetley says both were driving separate motorcycles.

Wentzville is about 40 miles west of St. Louis.

UPDATE (3:20 p.m.): Missouri Highway Patrol identify the cyclists as 43-year-old Mathew Adam and 22-year-old Jacob Boedeker.

Investigators say three cyclists, including another man, who survived, were traveling Southbound on Route A when a school bus, driven by 52-year old Pamela Love, was attempting to make a left turn onto Northbound Route A.

The school bus reportedly traveled into the path of the on-coming motorcycles and was struck.

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