Central Missouri teacher is dead and four students injured

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri teacher is dead and four students injured after their school bus was struck by a pickup truck.

The Columbia Tribune reports that the accident happened Thursday afternoon as Brian Simpson was driving five female cross-country runners to a meet in Moberly.

A pickup truck crossed the center line, struck the bus and knocked it on its side, causing it to catch fire.

The injured girls have minor to moderate injuries.

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