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Woman dead, 5 kids injured after school bus collides with SUV

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Kaela Archambault, 20, died Thursday when her SUV crossed the center line of Highway FF and struck a school bus head-on.  A neighbor of Archambault's family says she recently moved back to the area after going to school in Florida. By Brian Thouvenot Kaela Archambault, 20, died Thursday when her SUV crossed the center line of Highway FF and struck a school bus head-on. A neighbor of Archambault's family says she recently moved back to the area after going to school in Florida. By Brian Thouvenot
This aerial photo shows the scene of a deadly bus accident near Eureka that killed a 20-year-old woman and injured five children on November 18, 2010. By Lakisha Jackson This aerial photo shows the scene of a deadly bus accident near Eureka that killed a 20-year-old woman and injured five children on November 18, 2010. By Lakisha Jackson
This aerial photo shows the scene of a deadly bus accident near Eureka that killed a 20-year-old woman and injured five children on November 18, 2010. By Lakisha Jackson This aerial photo shows the scene of a deadly bus accident near Eureka that killed a 20-year-old woman and injured five children on November 18, 2010. By Lakisha Jackson
This aerial photo shows the scene of a deadly bus accident near Eureka that killed a 20-year-old woman and injured five children on November 18, 2010. By Lakisha Jackson This aerial photo shows the scene of a deadly bus accident near Eureka that killed a 20-year-old woman and injured five children on November 18, 2010. By Lakisha Jackson
This aerial photo shows the scene of a deadly bus accident near Eureka that killed a 20-year-old woman and injured five children on November 18, 2010. By Lakisha Jackson This aerial photo shows the scene of a deadly bus accident near Eureka that killed a 20-year-old woman and injured five children on November 18, 2010. By Lakisha Jackson

(KMOV) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol released a report on Friday blaming wet roads as the cause of Thursday’s fatal accident that killed 20-year-old Kaela Archambault and injured five students.

On Thursday, a Rockwood School District bus and SUV collided in Jefferson County near Eureka.

This happened at Highway FF and Tall Oaks Drive around 8:30 a.m Thursday.

The MSHP report says wet roads were the reason Kaela Archambault could not make the turn onto Highway FF. Archambault crossed the center line with her SUV and hit the school bus head on, officials say. The SUV was engulfed in flames. Archambault was pronounced dead at the scene.

A neighbor of Archambault's family says she recently moved back to the area after going to school in Florida.  There's still no word from investigators about what caused her to cross the center line.

A Rockwood School District spokesperson says 5 Geggie Elementary students were on the First Student school bus at the time of the accident.  The students are in grades 1, 2, 3 and 5.  All were taken to St. John's Mercy Medical Center for treatment.  They will all be released at some point.  The bus driver was also taken to the hospital and also has been released.

The school bus driver has been driving for the Rockwood School District since 2002.

The superintendent of Rockwood School district responded to the accident scene to be with students and help notify parents.  All parents in the school were alerted to the accident through an automated call system.

Click here to learn more why a 5th grader is being called a hero in the accident. Then click here to leave your comment on Facebook.

 

 
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