Gray Summit Mo
August 5, 2010 by Post Team
Gray Summit Mo, GRAY SUMMIT, MO (KTVI-FOX2now.com) — A very serious accident occurred on Interstate 44 and Highway 100 near Gray Summit, Missouri around 10:30 am Thursday. Two people have died, but no other details at this time. The buses were full of students from St. James High School in his annual trip to band 6 Flags in Eureka. Up to 50 total students on buses.
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, at about 10:15 pm in the eastbound lanes of I-44, traffic builds up in the right lane, ahead of the longest construction Pacific Highway.
A GMC truck rear-ended a Volvo semi tractor in the right hand. The bus driver first, taking the girls of John. F. Hodges High School band, saw a vehicle on the right shoulder and moved into the left lane to avoid the car.
While she was checking his mirrors to make sure it was safe to return to the right lane, he did not see the GMC had hit the tractor. The first bus then click the GMC truck and tractor. The second school bus, take the kids, then hit the back of the first bus.
The Highway Patrol says the driver of the GMC truck was killed, as a student on the first bus.
The speed limit on that stretch of road is 70 mph.
There was in fact the construction in the stretch where the accident occurred. There are, however, lane closures along closer to the Pacific, Missouri, where construction has been ongoing. Traffic backs up in the area as vehicles move into the right lane.
All eastbound lanes of I-44 are closed and some time ago, while the accident reconstruction team and the cleanliness of the place.
12:30 pm – because the field trip was going to Six Flags, many of the students had not brought his cell phone because they thought playing in the water park.
At this time, school officials are asking parents of students who are injured, but not to call parents of students who are not injured.
12:15 p.m. to 1:00 bus had girls in the band, the other had all the boys
12:10 pm – one of the 36 children taken to Cardinal Glennon has been moved to St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Accident victims were also taken to St. Clare Hospital in Fenton and Mercy San Juan, Washington, Missouri.
11:55 a.m. – 36 children with minor injuries were taken to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.
11:40 a.m. – Two people were confirmed dead, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. The parent of a student aboard a school bus destroyed, said the bus in front of his car crashed into a (possibly a mini-van) and a tractor trailer. Students from St. James High School and are members of the band. The Highway Patrol Missouri State says it believes there is a death and are still working the accident. Several students have been transported to area hospitals. Photos SkyFOX at least seven children being taken away on stretchers.
Other students have been on a bus. It happened just before 10:30 am on Interstate 44 and Highway 100 near Gray Summit. The children were reportedly go to Six Flags. the band’s website says this is his annual trip to Six Flags.
Two school buses were reportedly involved. One of the buses involved was carrying around 50 children. One patient had to be airlifted from the scene to Mercy San Juan Medical Center. The eastbound lanes of Interstate 44 is closed. There are at least a backup of three kilometers.
This is not the first time that this stretch of road has witnessed a fatal accident. Between 2000 and 2007, there were 19 accidents with 33 deaths along the I-44 between I-270 and Summit Grey. Many accidents have occurred near the exit to Six Flags.
criminal charges were filed in connection with a July 2005 accident near Six Flags that killed five members of one family.
Thomas Miskel, the driver of the garbage truck struck the van carrying the family, was charged with five counts of manslaughter.
He was arrested at his home in Jefferson County, Missouri.
Miskel, who was 43 when the accident occurred, was driving a dump truck loaded with rock when it crashed into the back of the van which was stopped in traffic near the exit for Six Flags.
The family was on its way to the amusement park.
Angi Hucka driving the car. She was murdered along with two of his sons, Josh, 6, and Jacob, 9, his brother, Brett Willingham, 14, and her sister, Amy Willingham, 18.
Prosecutor Bob McCulloch says there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs in Miskel, nor had any evidence of speeding.
He says it was a clear day and Miskel simply was not paying attention to the minivan at high speed about 60 mph.
12 people were injured in the accident.
son age 15 Miskel was in the dump truck with him when the accident occurred.
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