Fifth-grader credited with heroics in Missouri bus crash

Friday, November 19, 2010 | 7:51 a.m. CST; updated 2:38 p.m. CST, Saturday, November 20, 2010

EUREKA — A fifth-grader is being credited with fast thinking after his school bus was hit head-on by a sport utility vehicle near St. Louis and burst into flames, killing the SUV's driver.

KMOV-TV reports that Andy Schnurbusch sprang into action Thursday after the crash involving the bus carrying him and a handful of other students from the Rockwood School District's Geggie Elementary School.

Authorities say an SUV driven by 20-year-old Kaela Archambault crossed into the oncoming bus' path near Eureka. She died at the scene.

KMOV says Schnurbusch got out of his seat and helped the bus driver, believing she needed to be cleared out first because the SUV had caught fire. The boy then got the other four kids off the bus.




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Amy Vandergriff-Belcher November 19, 2010 | 9:16 a.m.

Wow!! What a brave young man!! Good for him for knowing what to do and acting so quickly! Congrats mom and dad for doing a great job thus far!

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