According to KMOV, it appears an argument or fight between students caused the early morning wreck today between a school bus and a box truck.
The accident occurred on Illinois 161 in Mascoutah. 23 children were on the bus, 10 of whom were transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
The driver of the box truck needed extrication from his vehicle and he was flown to an area hospital for his wounds.
Mascoutah Superintendent Dr. Craig Fiegel is quoted as saying that the school bus driver may have been distracted from his driving because of the student altercation.
We will have more information on this as it becomes available.
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