A school bus full of children was struck by an SUV north of Keefeton around 3:45 yesterday afternoon, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Muskogee County EMS.
The bus was stopped at a stop sign at 20th Street and US 64 half a mile west of Keefeton when a 2008 Mazda SUV driven by Billy Williams departed the roadway to the right and slammed into the bus’s driver side.
Five juvenile passengers were injured, the patrol reported, but all were treated and release for their injuries. Williams was taken to Saint John’s Hospital in Tulsa by Muskogee County EMS with head, arm, internal, external and leg injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the patrol. None of the children were wearing seatbelts because the bus did not have any.