Three people were taken to the hospital and the investigation is continuing following a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus.
The crash occurred earlier today, August 30, the second school day of the year, shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Jacob Tome Highway at Liberty Grove Road, Colora.
Master Trooper John Feaster reported that Frederick Hermann Strubbe, 79, of Harrisville Road, Colora, was driving a 1989 Ford F-150 truck on Tome Highway turning onto Liberty Grove Road.
Arthur Leslie Hickman, Jr., 52, of Elkton was driving Marshall Bus #15 hauling 18 students from Rising Sun High School along Tome Highway.
Two Rising Sun High School students were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Police on scene said the students taken to the hospital was precautionary. Strubbe was flown by Maryland State Police aviation to Shock Trauma.
State police, Cecil Sheriff's deputies, Rising Sun police, county medics, and Community Fire Company of Rising Sun worked at the scene. Administrators from Rising Sun High also came to the scene.
"We are happy and hopeful that all kids are safe," said Rising Sun High principal Chip Helm.
The students were taken from the bus to a lawn area adjacent to West Nottingham Cemetery. Some were picked up by their parents. A substitute bus was also brought to the scene.
"What a great way to start my senior year," remarked an unidentified female student.