School bus accident in Atkins

A school bus was rear-ended by a utility truck just after classes let out in Atkins Wednesday.

It happened just after 3:30pm this afternoon on Highway 64.

Six students were taken to the hospital but all of them are expected to be okay... that's according to state police.

Based on witness reports, state troopers believe the school bus was stopped in the westbound lane of traffic to allow students to exit.

That's when the utility truck ran into the back of the bus.

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