Update: 11-Year-Old Boy Killed In Idaho School Bus Crash

Dec 5, 2013

Credit Darin Oswald / The Idaho Statesman

Update 11:35 a.m.: Officials have identified the child who died in an Idaho school bus crash as 11-year-old Daniel Robert Cook.

Canyon County Coroner Vicki DeGeus-Morris confirmed the child's identity. She says the boy died of blunt force trauma sustained in Thursday morning's collision, which also injured four children.

The bus was carrying 12 kids to a Kuna elementary school when it collided with a dump truck at a rural intersection. Four children were taken to the hospital with injuries, and the bus driver was taken to a hospital for emotional distress.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Theresa Baker says all the kids were sixth-graders or younger. The names and conditions of the injured children have not yet been released.

Update 10:55 a.m.: Authorities say one child has died and four were injured when a dump truck collided with a school bus carrying students to an elementary school in southwestern Idaho.

Canyon County Sheriff spokeswoman Theresa Baker says as many as 10 children in the sixth grade or younger were on a bus headed to Crimson Point Elementary School this morning in Kuna, about 30 minutes from Boise.

A spokesman for St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center said two of the injured children were transported to the St. Alphonsus hospital in Boise and two children and an adult were taken to the St. Alphonsus hospital in Nampa. Paramedics at the scene said the adult was the bus driver, and while she didn't have physical injuries, she was emotionally distraught.

Idaho State Police Sgt. John Burke said it's too early to determine what went wrong. Neither driver was taken to the hospital.

Canyon County Sheriff spokeswoman Theresa Baker says as many as 10 children in the sixth grade or younger were on a bus headed to Crimson Point Elementary School this morning in Kuna, about 30 minutes from Boise.

A spokesman for St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center said two of the injured children were transported to the St. Alphonsus hospital in Boise and two children and an adult were taken to the St. Alphonsus hospital in Nampa.

Idaho State Police Sgt. John Burke said it's too early to determine what went wrong. Neither driver was taken to the hospital.

Original Post: An accident just before 8 a.m. today in Canyon County killed one student.  The accident reportedly involved a school bus and a dump truck near the intersection of Deer Flat and Happy Valley roads. 

The Idaho Statesman reports four children were taken to local hospitals. 

"The severity of the injuries to the four children transported to hospitals isn't known, nor is it clear whether the child who died is one of the four taken to area hospitals. Two of the kids were taken to Saint Alphonsus in Nampa, and two were taken to Saint Alphonsus in Boise. The driver of the truck was uninjured. The status of the bus driver wasn't provided."  -  Idaho Statesman

Nine children – all in sixth grade or younger – were on the bus and headed to school in the Kuna School District.

*Correction: The AP originally reported one adult was also injured in the crash, the adult wasn't injured, but was taken to the hospital because she was "physically distraught."

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