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No Injuries from School Bus Accident in Rural Kell

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Marion County Sheriff's Deputies say no one was injured when a car ran into the rear of a Raccoon Grade School bus stopped at the railroad crossing on the Carter Road in rural Kell Monday afternoon.  

Reports indicate the driver of the car, 31-year-old Jeremiah Lawrence of County Farm Road in rural Kell, had stopped behind the bus.  However, he told deputies for an unknown reason his car lurched forward with the front part of his vehicle running under the rear of the bus.  Bus driver, 69-year-old Kenneth Hawkins of State Route 161 in Centralia, had ten students on the bus at the time.  The students were all transferred to another bus for the rest of their trip home.   

Deputies say the crash damaged the hood of Lawrence's car, but caused no apparent damage to the bus.  The crash occurred at 3:32 Monday afternoon.

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