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Idaho school bus crash: 11-year-old killed in crash, dump truck slams into bus

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An Idaho school bus crash left an 11-year-old boy killed in the tragic accident following a dump truck slamming into a bus this Thursday morning, injuring four additional children. The fatal incident took place at a rural intersection in Idaho; it is believed that criminal charges may be placed against the dump truck driver, Yahoo! News reveals this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.

The Idaho school bus crash left 11-year-old Daniel Robert Cook dead today. The boy died of blunt force trauma he experienced during the 8 a.m. collision, while four other school children were rushed to local hospitals. Two of them have been released after their minor injuries were taken care of, while the other pair of kids have been moved to a different facility for additional treatment.

Daniel is said to have been the only child who died on the scene.

The identities of the four injured boys and girls, as well as the nature or extent of their wounds, have not been clarified by the press release at this point and time. The bus driver has also been in hospital care since this morning’s bus crash; however, Idaho State Police have confirmed that despite being shaken, she was not physically harmed in the accident.

According to the report, 12 students were being carried to Crimson Point Elementary School when the Idaho school bus crash took place. Although the dump truck driver was uninjured in the accident, considering the extent of the damages to the bus — including a fatality, the death of the 11-year-old boy — criminal charges may be set against the driver.

Investigators for the State Police are currently working on finding out just what happened in the accident, why the truck may have slammed into the other vehicle, and specific circumstances surrounding the Idaho school bus crash.

"It's not just an infraction. It's going to be a criminal charge, more than likely," concluded a source for the law enforcement office.

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