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Mom urges drivers to slow down, pay attention after school bus crash in McClure, Ill.

Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 10:28 AM CDT
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MCLURE, Ill. (KFVS) - A school bus and a pick-up truck were involved in a crash on Tuesday morning, May 11.

According to McClure-East Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Riley Webb, a pick-up truck rear-ended a school bus on Grapevine Trail in front of the McClure town hall.

The crash happened at 7:13 a.m.

Both lanes of traffic were closed while Illinois State Police investigated.

Chief Webb said two individuals received minor injuries in the crash.

Illinois State Police confirmed the injured were juveniles. They were transferred by ambulance to an area hospital.

A school bus and a pick-up truck were involved in a crash on Tuesday morning in McClure, Ill. ...
A school bus and a pick-up truck were involved in a crash on Tuesday morning in McClure, Ill. (Source: KFVS/Jordin Wyatt)((Source: KFVS/Jordin Wyatt))

Parents have arrived to the scene to pick up their students.

Amber Hubbs, a mother whose three children were waiting for the Shawnee Community School District #84 bus that got hit, said this crash should be a wake-up call for drivers using Grapevine Trail.

“People really should slow down, like I’m out here messing around in my plants and stuff and its like an interstate,” said Hubbs. “They’re like, ‘vroom,’ really fast and the kids will be out here, so you should really slow down and pay attention.”

At this time, it is not clear how many students were on the school bus.

Multiple ambulances responded to the scene.

Grapevine Trail was reopened to traffic at approximately 9:30 a.m.

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