CRESCENT, OR -- A bus carrying a group from La Pine High School to Albany was involved in a crash early Wednesday morning. According to a Bend-La Pine Schools official, the bus hit a patch of ice, lost control and skid off the road, striking a tree. The incident occurred on the Crescent Cutoff Road, between Highways 97 and 58.
Nine students and a teacher were on board, in addition to the bus driver. At least three students reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to St. Charles Bend.
The group was traveling to Linn-Benton Community College for a welding competition. District support staff are available at LPHS to assist students and staff, following the crash.
Photo courtesy of Bend-La Pine Schools