Southbound turnpike reopens after crash involving bus, semitruck

10 adults on bus suffer minor injuries

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - A crash involving an old school bus and a semitruck caused a shutdown of the southbound lanes of Florida's Turnpike on Thursday afternoon.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened at 11:20 a.m. near mile marker 240 in Osceola County. The bus was traveling northbound when the driver tried to make a U-turn at a median break and was struck by a semitruck traveling southbound, troopers said.

The impact of the crash caused the bus to overturn and the semitruck to spill fuel in the southbound lanes.

No children were on board the bus, which is not affiliated with a school district, but 10 adults who were inside suffered minor injuries, troopers said.

Lanes were reopened shortly before 2:30 p.m.

The driver of the school bus received a ticket for improper lane change.

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