The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash in which a Highlands County school bus was struck in the rear by a semi-truck on US 27 and Lake Placid Drive as ofthis morning
Troopers are still on scene investigating.
There were a total of 39 students on the bus. Two students were flown to Tampa General with serious injuries, multiple students (preliminary 3 students) and the bus driver were transported to a local area hospital with non-incapacitating injuries
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a van versus semi crash on CR 74 at the Glades / Desoto County Line as ofThe van was traveling westbound on CR 74, the semi was traveling eastbound on CR 74. The crash remains under investigating as to which vehicle crossed the center line, the left front of the van struck the left front of the semi. Troopers remain on scene investigating, CR 74 remains closed in the vicinity of the Glades County Line.
There were a total of six occupants in the van, one occupant is confirmed deceased, three are trauma alert transports to Lee Memorial Hospital and two are non-incapacitating injury transports to Lehigh Regional Hospital. The driver was the sole occupant of the semi, the semi driver was transported to Bayfront Hospital with serious injuries.