Paw Paw, MI School Bus And Truck Crash, Dec 1985
FOUR DEAD, 20 HURT IN SCHOOL BUS CRASH.
Paw Paw, Mich. (AP) - A tractor-trailer rammed a school bus on a snow-slickened interstate highway Thursday and pushed it into a bridge abutment, killing at least four people and injuring 20 others, authorities said.
Three of the people were dead at the scene and a fourth - a 9-year-old girl - was dead on arrival at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.
The bus was carrying children from Faith Baptist Academy in Mattawan when the accident occurred about 5 p.m. CST on Interstate 94 on the west side of Kalamazoo County, said Sgt. John McKenzie.
The highway's eastbound lanes were closed because of the crash.
"The weather here has been terrible," McKenzie said. "The roads are all snow-covered and very slippery."
Seven children were being treated at Bronson Methodist, while another 14 people were taken to Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.
The Salina Journal Kansas 1985-12-06
Killed in this accident were the following:
CARRIE HUTCHINSON, 9 years old.
PAM CORRIE, 6 years old.
DAVID STEWART, 8 years old.
RASHAD LEES, 7 years old.