Idaho bus accident kills band teacher, injures students

The Seattle Times reports that a teacher was killed and 40-50 students were injured, 14 seriously, when a bus carrying members of a high school band from Utah crashed near Pocatello, Idaho around 7pm MDT on Interstate 15.

The teacher that was killed was Heather Christensen, 33, the band’s woodwind instructor.

According to the report, two students were airlifted to Portneuf Regional Medical Center in Pocatello and 12 students with serious injuries were taken to the Pocatello hospital by ambulance; Another 30 injured students were taken there by bus.

The bus driver, Debra Jarvis, was hospitalized with injuries and is reported to be in stable condition.

The band was from American Fork High School in Utah and was returning from a band competition in Pocatello at the time of the bus accident. 54 students were on the bus that crashed and other band members were divided among three other buses.

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