(KMOV.com) – Five children were injured in an accident involving an SUV and a school bus on eastbound I-64 east of Compton Friday afternoon.
Officials said there were 50 second graders from Okawville, Illinois, on the bus headed from the Butterfly House for a field trip when the bus was struck by a vehicle.
The district superintendent told News 4 that the children suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital. All were treated and released Friday night.
EMS workers praised the bus driver who they said maintained control of the bus after it struck the two vehicles. They said the driver refused any treatment.
Okawville is a village in Washington County, Illinois, about 40 miles southeast of St. Louis.
Stay with News 4 for updates on this situation.