Kountze school bus rear-ended by pickup truck, no injuries reported

Kountze school bus rear-ended by pickup truck, no injuries reported

On March 24, at about 7:00 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a multiple vehicle crash on US 69, near FM 1003, in Hardin County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported. 

A school bus with Kountze Independent School District was traveling southbound on US 69 when it was rear-ended by a Chevrolet pickup truck. At the time of the crash, the school bus was not loading students or making any type of turning maneuver. According to the driver of the pickup truck, he fell asleep at the wheel.At the time of the crash, the school bus was occupied by the bus driver and ten students. There were no injuries sustained by the occupants on the school bus.The driver of the pickup truck, 25-year-old Daniel Hampton of Woodville, was not injured in the crash.This is an ongoing crash investigation and there are no further details to be released.

- TxDPS

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