UPDATE: Several students went to ER after Guntown bus wreck

Several students were taken to the hospital following a three-bus accident in Guntown on Monday.

Posted: Feb 25, 2019 4:52 PM
Updated: Feb 26, 2019 1:21 PM

GUNTOWN, Miss. (WTVA) - Several students were taken to the hospital following a three-bus accident in Guntown on Monday.

The accident happened around 3:15 p.m. on Highway 145.

School officials said the buses were leaving from Guntown Middle School en route to Saltillo.

Lee County School District Superintendent Jimmy Weeks said the bus in the front of the line came to a stop, possibly to avoid another vehicle.

He later confirmed the bus driver was trying to avoid a mailman and oncoming traffic.

The second bus in the line hit the first bus and then was rear-ended by the third bus.

More than 100 students were being transported in the buses when the accident occurred.

Weeks said one student was taken the hospital as a precaution and other students with minor injuries were treated at the scene.

Weeks later confirmed at least six more students went to the emergency room following the incident. However, all students have been released.

Guntown police are investigating the accident.

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