MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- Northbound and southbound US 27 was closed for about five hours Friday night due to a multiple vehicle crash approximately 5 miles north of SR 29 at 7:48 p.m. after a crash involving two semis, a passenger vehicle and a school bus.
The bus occupants are from 7th Day Adventist Church in Sunrise Florida. There were a total of 19 on the bus including three adults and 16 children.
All occupants on the bus have been transported to various local hospitals according to the FHP. From the other three vehicles involved there were a total of six injured, all transported to local hospitals as well.
At 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning southbound lanes on US 27 are back open. One northbound lane was open. At 2:05 a.m. Saturday morning all lanes were reopened.
Updates will be provided as information is confirmed. Motorist were advised to find an alternate route as it was anticipated that US 27 would be closed for several hours.