Kentucky school bus crash leaves 18 students and driver injured, officials say

At least 18 students and a driver have “varying degrees of injuries” after their bus crashed in eastern Kentucky on Monday morning, a school official said.

No deaths have been reported, Magoffin County School District Superintendent Chris Meadows said in a statement.

Students range from elementary school through high school, according to the Kentucky Department of Education.

A county spokesman earlier said the driver and 21 students were hospitalized, some with serious injuries. The error occurred because the preliminary injured list included duplicate names, Meadows said.

The injured were flown by helicopter or ambulance to hospitals, Meadows said.

The bus was the only vehicle in the crash, Kentucky State Police spokesman Paul Blanton said. The driver seemed unable to answer questions, he said.

The bus was east of Salyersville when it “went off the road,” according to a spokesperson for the state Department of Education.

“There was a serious bus accident in Magoffin County involving children,” Gov. Andy Beshear tweeted, adding that it was “difficult news.”

“Please join me in praying for everyone involved,” Beshear said.