SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – No student injuries were reported after a Chapel Hill ISD bus was involved in a four-car crash on Highway 64 East, according to Smith County officials.

Officials with the district said the bus was rear ended around 6:45 a.m. when the bus was at a stopping point by a car traveling westbound. One adult and 18 students were on the bus at the time.

“Students had already entered the bus and were safely seated,” the district said. “The bus’s indicator ‘stop’ sign and flashers on the bus were still on when the impact occurred. First responders arrived at the scene and assisted all parties.”

Units with the Smith County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office are assisting DPS, Emergency Services District 2 and the Chapel Hill Volunteer Fire Department on the scene, according to Constable Josh Joplin Precinct 4.

EMS arrived on the scene, and minor injuries were reported by officials, none of them having happened to students on the bus, according to officials.


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