9 students on Yale bus during crash

Ponca City Now - February 9, 2016 12:07 pm

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that an injury school bus collision occurred about 7:20 a.m. Tuesday on Underwood Road, 2 miles south of State Highway 51, located 1/4 mile east and 2 miles south of the Yale city limits in Payne County.

A 2015 Bluebird school bus was driven by Roy Lee Gazaway, 80, of Yale. The patrol said Gazaway was not injured.

Nine students from age 7 to 15 were on the bus at the time of the crash, the patrol said. Seven were uninjured and two refused treatment for head injuries.

The patrol reported the bus was northbound on Underwood and went left of center. The driver took corrective action to the right, then departed the roadwayto the right, hit a ditch, went up an embankment, struck a tree and rolled 1/4 time, coming to rest on the driver side.

The patrol’s report said the cause of the accident was unsafe speed for a gravel road.


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