One student injured in Macon school bus crash

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An afternoon school bus crash in Macon sends one student on an ambulance ride to the hospital.

It happened at 3:05 p.m. Monday.

Macon R-1 Schools Superintendent Chuck Stockton told KTVO one of the district's school buses and a minivan collided at the intersection of Wentz and Bourke Streets.

Stockton said there approximately 26 students on the bus when the collision happened.

As a precaution, one student was taken to the hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.

That student was treated and released.

Captain Jeff Brown with the Macon Police Department said the driver of the minivan, Lilliane Elrod, 56, of Atlanta, Mo., failed to yield at that intersection.

She was issued a citation.

The school bus, driven by Paul Shrum, 62, of Macon, then struck the minivan.

The impact shoved the minivan into a stopped pickup truck at the intersection. That pickup was driven by Alvie Voyles, 55, of Macon.

Stockton said emergency medical crews checked out all students who were on the bus.

Those students were then loaded onto another bus and taken back to the school where parents came and picked them up.

The drivers of the other vehicles were not hurt.