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Suspected drunk driver hits school bus carrying children on I-70

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Posted at 10:11 AM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 15:34:35-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A Warren Township school bus carrying children was rear-ended on I-70 Thursday morning by a suspected drunk driver.

Indiana State Police were called to the westbound lanes of I-70 near Emerson Avenue just before 10 a.m. for a report of a crash.

Metropolitan School District of Warren Township spokesperson Dennis Jarrett said there were seven high school students and three adults on the school bus at the time of the crash. The driver and all passengers were examined at the scene and two students were taken to the hospital for further evaluation. The rest of the students were transported back to school or released to their parents at the scene.

State Police Sgt. John Perrine said the driver of the vehicle that hit the school bus is suspected of being under the influence. That driver, a 36-year-old woman from Indianapolis, was injured in the crash and taken to the hospital for treatment and subsequently arrested for driving under the influence.

The crash remains under investigation by Indiana State Police.

Read the statement from MSD of Warren Township below:

"A district bus carrying seven high school students and three adults was involved in an accident this morning. The driver and passengers were all examined on the scene. Two students were transported to the hospital for further evaluation. The other students were transported back to school or released to their parents. We ask that all other inquiries concerning the accident be directed to law enforcement personnel."

Preliminary info:

7 students on board, 1 student transported to the hospital so far with injuries. Other students being checked by @IFD_NEWS medics right now

Driver of the car was injured. Also suspected of being under the influence of alcohol pic.twitter.com/YYZ1IfMAEo

— Sgt. John Perrine (@ISPIndianapolis) December 5, 2019