BIG LAKE - Students from Reagan County have been taken to area hospitals after an accident involving a school bus.
The accident happened just after 4:00 Wednesday afternoon on Highway 137 about 25 miles north of Big Lake. The Reagan County Sheriff's Office says a fuel truck slammed into the back of the bus after the driver of the fuel truck fell asleep. Eight students, who are in elementary and middle school, were on the bus at the time.
Two were airlifted to a hospital in San Angelo. Midland Memorial spokesperson Marcy Madrid says the bus driver and four students were taken to Midland Memorial by ambulance with injuries ranging from minor to serious. Madrid says one student was flown to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa for treatment as well.
Officials say the students that were on the back of the bus were hurt the most. The driver of the fuel truck sustained minor injuries.