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8 injured in school bus crash

HOXIE, Ark. (AP) — At least eight people were injured, including a child who was airlifted to a hospital, Tuesday afternoon when a school bus and a dump truck collided on a state highway in northeast Arkansas, authorities said.

Hoxie School District Superintendent Kelly Gillham said seven students and the bus driver were injured when the dump truck rear-ended the bus. She said many of the injuries were minor.

“All students were alert, able to communicate,” she said.

Gillham said one student was airlifted to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, while others were sent to area hospitals. She said the students on the bus were elementary through high school age.

No fatalities were reported.

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