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School bus driver cited after crash in Osceola County

75 Tohopekaliga High School students were on board

Officials say two school buses were involved in a crash in Osceola County.
Officials say two school buses were involved in a crash in Osceola County. (News 6)

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Two school buses were involved in a crash Tuesday afternoon in Osceola County, officials said.

The crash happened on Simpson Road near Osceola Parkway before 3:45 p.m.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the two buses were leaving Tohopekaliga High School when one of the buses tried to change lanes, hitting the bus that was already occupying that lane.

Sky 6 video from the scene showed the two buses pulled over with several emergency vehicles nearby.

Officials with Osceola County Fire Rescue & EMS said 13 minors were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, however, officials with Osceola County Schools said no students were hospitalized. The Florida Highway Patrol said four students reported possible injuries but were not transported to area hospitals.

A total of 75 Tohopekaliga High School students were on board the buses.

The bus driver who caused the crash was cited for improper lane change, troopers said.

Check back for more updates on this developing story.