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Update: Crash that killed 2 was a head-on between a school bus and small car

Posted at 8:47 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 07:59:08-05

UPDATE: 11:00 p.m.
Two people died in a head-on crash between a school bus and a small car in Rosebud County on hursday morning.

The crash happened on Highway 212 between Lame Deer and Ashland just before 7 a.m.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Scott Mcdermott said Thursday night the Busby school bus was traveling west and the car was heading east.

He says the roads were icy and the car and bus collided head-on.

The two adults in the car, which had Montana license plates, were killed.

One student, the bus driver and a bus monitor were not seriously injured but were taken to the hospital.

The investigation is ongoing and the names of the victims and the details surrounding the crash have not been released.

Update: 11:50 a.m.

Rosebud County Sheriff Allen Fulton said two people were killed Thursday morning when a small car and school bus collided on Highway 212 between Lame Deer and Ashland.

Fulton said both victims were occupants of the car.

Authorities previously said three people on the school bus, including a student, the driver and a monitor, were injured. Fulton said those three people suffered minor injuires.

The school bus was from Busby, the sheriff said.


Three people, including a student, were injured Thursday morning when a school bus was involved in a crash on Highway 212 between Ashland and Lame Deer.

According to a Facebook post by the Rosebud County Sheriff's Office, the bus driver and bus monitor were also injured.

The three were taken to a hospital.

The Montana Highway Patrol website lists a fatal accident occurred on Highway 212 at mile marker 51 shortly before 7 a.m. No other information was immediately available.

Roads in the area were "extremely slick," the sheriff's office said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.