UPDATE 10:52 a.m.: Addison Central School District Superintendent Joseph DioGuardi tells 18 News that two of the children on the school bus were Elementary School students and the other seven were High School students headed to an out of district program.
DioGuardi said there were seatbelts on the bus, but there is no word on whether students were wearing them.
The district has not yet spoken with the bus driver.
UPDATE 10:46 a.m.: The Addison Central School District has released the following statement after Wednesday morning’s fatal crash involving a school bus.
At approximately 7:45 a.m. today, an Addison Central School bus was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Rt. 417. The bus was transporting nine students to out-of-district placements. All students were assessed on the scene by emergency personnel. As always, the Addison Central School District remains focused on the safety of our students. As a precaution, students were transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. Families of the students on the bus have been contacted
UPDATE 9:30 a.m.: According to New York State Police, a vehicle traveling eastbound on state route 417, crossed over into the westbound lane and struck an Addison School Bus head on. The driver of the passenger vehicle was killed.
There were nine students and one driver on board the school bus. EMS checked out all children involved in the accident and reported no injuries. All of the children involved will be transported to Corning Guthrie Hospital for further medical checks.
18 News has learned of a reported head-on crash involving a school bus on Beartown Rd. in the Town of Erwin.
A coroner was called out to the scene. There is no confirmation of any fatalities yet.
This is a developing story. We will have more details as we learn them.