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One person killed, nine injured in crash on I-70 near State Road 39

Posted at 1:51 PM, Oct 21, 2016

HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. – One person died and nine people were injured during a four-vehicle crash on I-70 in Hendricks County Friday afternoon.

The westbound lanes of I-70 were shut down near State Road 39 around 12:49 p.m.

The accident involved a Missouri school bus leaving the FFA conference in downtown Indianapolis. The 23 students on the bus were from Stoutland and Richland schools. Five adults were also onboard. 

Sgt. Joe Watts with Indiana State Police said the injuries were not life threatening.

Police also said seven of the nine people injured were children on the school bus, whom were transported to the hospital. The fatality was not on the bus, police confirmed.

The accident also involved and white van and a father and son traveling in a Budget rental truck. Watts said when the Budget truck began to slow down due to construction, they were rear ended by a semi truck causing them to hit the back of the school bus.

The 19-year-old son, who was the passenger in the Budget truck, was killed. Police said the two were headed home to Utah.

The semi then veered to the left, forcing a white van into the median.

The name of the victim has not been released. 

This story will be updated when more information is available.