Box Elder school bus accident on Tuesday afternoon

BOX ELDER, S.D. – A little after 3 pm on Tuesday afternoon, Box Elder Police responded to a school bus crash at the intersection of North Ellsworth Road and Villa Drive.

Headed westbound on Villa Drive, the Douglas School District bus stopped at the intersection but failed to yield to northbound traffic on N. Ellsworth Road. The bus collided with a minivan driven by a 68-year old Rapid City woman.

The bus was carrying 47 students plus the driver. No one was injured. A second bus transported the children home.

The driver of the minivan was taken in a personally owned vehicle to Monument Health. The driver, an employee of the Douglas School District was cited for failing to yield after a stop.

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