Two people seriously hurt in bus rollover in South Dakota


SIOUX FALLS (AP) – Two people sustained serious non-life threatening injuries when a bus carrying 12 passengers rolled over Friday morning on Interstate 29 in southeastern South Dakota, the state Highway Patrol said.

The patrol said the Jefferson Line Bus was northbound on I-29 five miles from Elk Point when the driver attempted to pass a pickup truck and lost control. The bus overturned into the east ditch.

In addition to the two people who were seriously hurt, nine people had minor injuries. The passengers were taken to various medical facilities.

The highway patrol is considering charges against the driver, a 67-year-old man from Lawrence, Kansas. He was taken to an area hospital although he was not hurt, authorities said.

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