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Police continue to investigate Jefferson City bus crash that injured nine

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

Police are still investigating the cause of a bus crash that injured nine Jefferson City High School students Monday.  

Ameren Missouri crews were outside the school Tuesday afternoon repairing the crash damage.

It happened near Union Street outside the school Monday afternoon. Jefferson City police reports show out of the nine students injured four went to the hospital by ambulance. 

Jefferson City hospitals did not respond to a request for information on the students' condition Tuesday.

Jefferson City High School volleyball players were on the bus, which was preparing to leave for a match in Lebanon. The driver left the bus to go into the school and the bus began to roll backward, according to police, hitting a road sign, utility pole, pickup truck and a dumpster.

The crash hurt nine students, with four going to the hospital in an ambulance. Three students went to the hospital in a private car. 

Twenty-four hours after the crash investigators were still trying to piece together what caused the bus to begin rolling backward. JCPD said charges will be filed because there was not an operator of the bus when it crashed. 

The Jefferson City School District did not respond to a request for more information.

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Kennedy Miller

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