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Bus with 10 children on board goes in ditch due to icy gravel road in Mitchell County

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One person was taken to the hospital as a precaution, the Iowa State Patrol said.

Posted: Mar. 13, 2019 9:58 AM
Updated: Mar. 13, 2019 1:44 PM

OSAGE, Iowa – An Osage school bus with 10 students on board went into the ditch Wednesday morning due to icy gravel road conditions.

A ten-year-old boy was taken to the hospital as a precaution, the Iowa State Patrol said.

“Proper protocol was followed,” Osage superintendent Barb Schwamman said.  The driver of the bus is being identified as John Morische, 58 of Rudd.

The Iowa State Patrol says the bus was driving west on 316th Street, west of Jersey Avenue, when it went over a small hill and slid off the wet, icy road.  The bus struck a power pole, causing power lines to land on the bus.  When it was confirmed the electricity to those lines was cut off, the bus was evacuated and the students taken to school.

The school did have a two-hour delay due to poor road conditions. A KIMT reporter on scene says the gravel road was completely covered with ice and a fire truck was having trouble maneuvering  the roadway.

The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call in the 1800 block of 316th St. southwest of Osage around 9:30 am.

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