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School bus rear-ends semi truck; no serious injuries

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Posted at 3:07 PM, Sep 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-06 21:04:22-04

PERRY, Utah — A school bus carrying members of Mountain Crest High School’s cross country team rear-ended a semi-trailer near Perry Friday afternoon, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

It happened at 1:15 on southbound I-15 near mile marker 358. About 40 cross country team members were on the bus at the time of the crash.

UHP Cpl. Todd Johnson said the bus driver didn’t see a semi-trailer slowing down to enter a Port of Entry weigh station and crashed the bus into the back of the truck, breaking the windshield on the bus.

Mountain Crest High principal Robert Henke said one student complained of back and neck pain, but the rest of the students were reportedly uninjured.

The bus was one of three buses carrying the school’s cross country team to a meet in Murray.