Students injured in school bus crash

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A fire official says three people, including two students, were taken to hospitals after a car hit a school bus in Pulaski County.

Lt. Mike Godbey with the Science Hill Fire Department says the crash occurred Monday afternoon when a bus carrying about 30 children was hit by the car, then hit a tree.

Godbey says a 15-year-old boy, Chris Letner of Eubank, was airlifted to the Kentucky Children's Hospital at the University of Kentucky after telling emergency crews he was having trouble breathing. Letner was released Tuesday morning and is now recovering with his family at home.

Pulaski County Schools Superintendent Tim Eaton says Letner had a possible punctured lung.

Godbey says another student and the driver of the car were taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Eaton says their injuries were minor.

Eaton says emergency officials told him a car crossed the center line and struck a rear wheel of the bus, causing the bus to veer off the road and strike a tree.

The bus driver behind the wheel during the accident could return to her route as early as Wednesday afternoon.

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