UPDATE: Motorist dead, 5 students injured in fiery crash

Thursday, November 18, 2010 | 10:49 a.m. CST

EUREKA— A motorist was killed when his sport utility vehicle slammed head-on into a school bus near St. Louis and burst into flames, injuring five children and the bus driver.

The accident happened about 8:30 a.m. Thursday near Eureka, about 25 miles southwest of St. Louis. Authorities did not immediately identify the driver, who was trapped in the fiery vehicle.

Scott Barthelmass of the Eureka Fire Department says the injuries to the bus driver and the students from Geggie Elementary School in the Rockwood School District were not severe. The students were taken to St. John's Mercy Medical Center for evaluation.

Calls seeking comment from the hospital and from the school district were not immediately returned.






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Russell Perkins November 18, 2010 | 12:17 p.m.

That road has some of the highest car accident rates in Missouri. Not sure what could be done about it though.

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