UPDATE: Idaho State Police concludes investigation into YMCA bus crash
The bus belonged to the Treasure Valley YMCA
BANKS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — (UPDATE 9/1 11:45 p.m.) According to the release issued Friday, Idaho State Police believed that the bus, carrying 28 passengers, crashed after the driver veered off the roadway and overcorrected, which caused the bus to roll on August 4.
The driver, a 64-year-old female from Caldwell, did sustain injuries.
Of the 28 occupants onboard, eight of the passengers sustained serious injuries.
(UPDATE 8/7 2:32 p.m.): Idaho State Police continue to investigate a bus crash involving a group of teenagers last week.
Nearly all of the children involved have been released to their families, but ISP will not be providing injury updates.
The bus crashed on State Highway 55 near milepost 84 Friday afternoon.
30 people were on board and 11 sustained injuries. They were participating in the Treasure Valley YMCA summer camp program.
Troopers are working with the third party bus vendor for information and will determine the timeline and crash dynamics.
(UPDATE, Friday at 7:58 p.m.): Highway 55 is now open.
(ORIGINAL STORY): A school bus carrying 30 occupants rolled on Highway 55 Friday afternoon.
According to the Idaho State Police, the incident happened around 3 p.m. near Banks at milepost 84.
11 suffered injuries in the accident, including seven who are in critical condition. Every child riding on the bus was transported via air or ground ambulance to local hospitals out of caution.
The YMCA summer camp program bus belonged to the Treasure Valley YMCA and was carrying children between 13 and 18-years-old.
This bus marked one of four from the summer camp program but the additional three busses were not involved in the crash.
State Highway 55 is closed and drivers should find alternative routes.
It’s unknown what caused the crash.
Gem County Fire and EMS, Eagle Fire, Acute Rescue and Transport, Boise County Sheriff’s Office, and Ada County Sheriff’s Office all assisted with the incident.
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