More details have been released regarding the accident involving a School of the Osage bus Wednesday evening.

More details have been released regarding the accident involving a School of the Osage bus Wednesday evening. 

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, the crash occurred at approximately 3:51 p.m. on October 11, 2017 on MO-42 at Countryside Lane in Miller County. 

Robert P. Switzer, 23, of Richland, suffered injuries described as moderate after his vehicle, a 2013 Ford Focus, was struck in the rear by a 2006 IC Corporation school bus being driven by 61-year-old Deborah A Peterson, of Brumley. 

Switzer, listed as wearing a seat belt, was transported by Miller County ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital. Peterson was uninjured, according to the report, and also listed as wearing a seat belt. 

A six-year-old occupant of the school bus, Vivian S. Ash, of Brumley, suffered injuries described as minor and was transported via private conveyance to Lake Regional Hospital. 

According to the report, "Vehicle 2 (school bus) traveled over crest of a hill and was distracted by children on the bus and ran into the rear of vehicle 1 (Ford)." 

The Focus was listed as totaled while the school bus was listed with moderate damage. 

Initial Report: 

School of the Osage Bus No. 28 was involved in an accident after school dismissed Wednesday afternoon as it was taking students home.

No injuries have initially been reported, and students were returned to the high school campus where they were released to their parents.

More details will be released as soon as they are available.