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      St. James superintendent: It will be felt forever

      Update: Friday, Aug. 6 at 6:29 a.m.

      The Highway Patrol identified the student killed as 15 year old Jessica Brinker of St. James.

      The driver of the pick-up was the second victim, 19 year old Daniel Schatz.

      He was a walk-on quarterback for the Missouri Tigers last season, but was transferring to Westminster College this fall.

      The team had not heard the news of his death when we spoke with Coach Gary Pinkel at today's practice.

      Pinkel told us he would tell the team about the accident during a meeting after practice.

      Update: Thursday, Aug. 5 at 6:35 p.m.

      Two are dead after two school buses, a pick-up truck and a semi crashed on I-44 near Gray Summit, Mo. Thursday around 10:15 a.m.

      KMOV.com reports that Missouri Highway patrol said that it was a chain-reaction crash.

      Jessica Brinker, 15, and Daniel Schatz, 19, were killed at the scene of the crash.

      It all started when a Volvo tractor cab with no trailer came to a stop in the right lane as traffic approached a construction zone. A GMC pickup truck then crashed into the tractor cab. The driver of the first school bus tried to change lanes and didn't see the stopped cars in front and hit the other two cars. The second bus smashed into the back of the first bus.

      Investigators believe Brinker was sitting in the back right of the first bus when the second bus crashed into the first. Schatz was the driver of the pick-up truck.

      The buses were carrying 8th and 12th grade band students from St. James to Six Flags theme park for a field trip. They were 10 miles from their destination when the crash happened.

      Investigators said that there were at least 50 people injured, 44 of which were children.

      St. James R-1 School District students come from four counties: Crawford, Gasconade, Maries and Phelps.

      The school district personally called parents whose children were involved in the crash.

      The school district's superintendent was on the scene after the crash happened.

      Get whole story from KMOV.com

      Read more:

      StLToday.com: 2 dead, dozens injured as school buses collide near Gray Summit

      KTVI.com: 2 School Buses Crash Into Pickup, Semi; 2 Dead

      Update: Thursday, Aug. 5 at 1:35 p.m.

      KMOV.com reports that Missouri Highway Patrol said a Volvo tractor cab with no trailer came to a stop in the right lane as traffic approached a construction zone. A GMC pick up truck crashed into the tractor cab. The driver of the first bus said that he ws trying to change lanes and didn't see the stopped cars in front of him. That's when the bus hit the back of the pick up truck and the tractor cab. The second bus smashed into the back of the first bus.

      A female student in the first bus was killed in the crash. A male driver of the GMC pick up truck was also killed at the scene.

      The buses were full of 8th-12th grade students from St. James, Missouri. These were band students headed to Six Flags. The first bus was full of female students and the second bus was full of male students.

      Get the whole story at KMOV.com

      Update: Thursday, Aug. 5 at 1:00 p.m.

      KMOV.com reports that there are at least 50 victims. No word on the extent of the injuries. Authorities said 36 children are being taken to Cardinal Glennon Hospital with no serious injuries but as a precaution.

      Five children are being taken to St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. A hospital spokesperson said that the condition of the victims ranges from red to green, red being critical condition.

      Two children have been taken to Missouri Baptist Medical Center. One patient is a 16-year-old who is in stable condition. The other is a 13-year-old who is also in stable condition.

      Two other victims are being taken to St. Clair Hospital in Fenton and five people are being taken to St. John's Hospital in Washington.

      Get the whole story at KMOV.com

      Update: Thursday, Aug. 5 at 12:44 p.m.

      St. James R-1 School District Superintend Office said that both buses are from their school district.

      St. James R-1 School District students come from four counties: Crawford, Gasconade, Maries and Phelps.

      The school district is personally calling parents whose children were involved in the crash and trying to get condition updates.

      The school district's superintendent is on the scene.

      Update: Thursday, Aug. 5 at 12:12 p.m.

      KMOV.com reports that there are 50 victims, with no word on the extent of the injuries. Authorities said 36 children are being taken to Cardinal Glennon Hospital with no serious injuries but as a precaution. Two people are being taken to St. Clair Hospital in Fenton, four people are being taken to St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, and five people are being taken to St. John's Hospital in Washington.

      The children are 8th to 12th grade band students from St. James, Mo.

      Update: Thursday, Aug. 5 at 11:51 a.m.

      KMOV.com reports that the Franklin County Sheriff's Department said two people have been killed in the school bus crash. Authorities said that at least one of the victims is a child. Authorities said 36 children were taken to Cardinal Glennon Hospital with no serious injuries but as a precaution.

      KMOV.com reportsthat the crash involves two school buses and a tractor-trailer. There is also a car wedged under a school bus.

      KTVI.com reports that a parent of a student on board a wrecked school bus said the bus in front of his slammed into a car and a tractor trailer. The students are from St. James High school and are members of the band.

      Update: Thursday, Aug. 5 at 11:21 a.m.

      KTVI.com reports that students from the St. James High School band were involved in the two-bus accident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said they believe there is one fatality and are still working the accident.

      KMOV.com reports that the Franklin County Sheriff's Department said that the one person killed in the crash was a child.

      Orignal Story:

      KTVI.com is reporting several students have been transported to an area hospital after their school bus was involved in an accident with a tractor trailer. It happened just before 10:30 a.m. on Interstate 44 and Highway 100 near Gray Summit.

      KMOV.com is reporting that one persone was killed in the accident.

      Two school buses are reportedly involved; one of which was carrying around 50 children.

      Read more:

      KMOV.com: 1 killed in crash involving 2 buses

      KTVI.com: School bus crashes into Semi-truck

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