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Bus Crash in Central MO Injures HS Basketball Teammates

By AP/KWM

Camdenton, MO – A bus of high school basketball players overturned late Tuesday night in central Missouri; injuring 28 people, three seriously.

The bus was from the School of the Osage, located in the small town of Kaiser (about 50 miles southwest of Jefferson City). That school's girls' basketball team was returning from a game in Richland when it crashed in the central Missouri county of Camden.

The accident was on a rural road (Route C) in southeast Camden County.

A 16-year-old girl was airlifted to a hospital in Springfield, and two 14-year-old girls are hospitalized in Columbia.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says other passengers were taken to hospitals in Osage Beach, Lebanon and Fort Leonard Wood.

Coach Cynthia Hoffman is listed among those with minor injuries.

Investigators say the bus veered off the road, overturned onto its right side and struck two trees.

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