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Wednesday
Feb092011

Three Dead, Dozens Injured After Truck Hits Mississippi School Bus

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(CALHOUN CITY, Miss.) -- Three people were killed and dozens injured Tuesday afternoon when a tractor-trailer struck a school bus head-on in Mississippi.

According to ABC News affiliate WAPT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, the bus was returning from an event at the University of Mississippi in Oxford when it was hit by the 18-wheeler near Calhoun City.  Bus driver Steven Moss, 37, school teacher Phyllis Graham, 53, and 54-year-old Gary Bailey, the driver of the tractor-trailer, were all killed instantly.

Officials said 40 to 50 students were treated for injuries at the scene, while seven were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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