St. Louis, MO School Bus Crash, Nov 1985


St. Louis (AP) - A school bus crashed and flipped over on an interstate highway Monday, killing one youth and injuring 13 other people aboard the bus, authorities said.
The bus, which was taking about 30 students from Parkway North Senior High School in western St. Louis County back to their homes in the city as part of a voluntary school desegregation program, crashed about 2:45 p.m. on Interstate 70 just west of the city limits, said county police Sgt. Thomas Chronester.
The bus apparently had veered off the highway, hit a steel pole and flipped over, tearing the passenger compartment from the vehicle's frame, according to officers at the scene. It was not known what caused the bus to veer.
The dead student was not immediately identified, and the injured were taken to Normandy Osteopathic Hospital North and DePaul Health Center. Most had suffered cuts and bruises, although one student was listed in critical condition and two were in serious condition, said Cecille Whiteman, a Normandy spokeswoman.
The accident closed the east-bound lanes of I-70 for about two hours during the evening rush-hour, jamming traffic as emergency workers pulled victims from the wreckage and administered first aid.

Galveston Daily News Texas 1985-11-12

Transcriber's Note.
KIM BOGAN, died in the accident.
CYHTHIA ALEXANDER, died a week later after being in a coma since the accident.