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A Lone Oak school bus crashed Tuesday afternoon after officials say the bus driver failed to yield the right-of-way and pulled in front of a pickup. No injuries were reported.

Around 4:15 p.m., Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were dispatched to a crash involving a LOISD school bus and a Ford F-250 pickup near FM 2101 and FM 1564.

According to DPS Staff Sergeant Kyle Bradford, preliminary investigations indicate the bus was traveling southbound on FM 2101 and the Ford F-250 pickup was traveling eastbound on FM 1564.

“For a reason yet to be determined, the bus failed to yield the right-of-way and pulled in front of the pickup,” Bradford said. “The truck struck the bus, sustaining damage to the front end.”

The bus contained 14 students and the pickup had three occupants inside.

“There were no injuries to report for the bus and its occupants,” Bradford said.

Bradford said the driver and two children inside the pickup were transported to Hunt Regional for precautionary matters, however, they reportedly suffered no injuries.

“The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time,” Bradford said.

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