School Bus and Semi Crash North of Oyens

First Responders were on scene Monday morning after a semi and bus accident in Northern Plymouth County. Photo contributed by Thomas Merchant.


Four people received injuries, none of them life threatening, in the crash of a Le Mars Community School bus and a semi tractor-trailer north of Oyens. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident occurred around 7:19 this morning, at the intersection of K64 and 120th St., four miles north of Oyens. The bus, westbound on 120th, pulled out from a stop sign and was struck on the right side of the vehicle by the southbound semi. Both vehicles went into the west ditch of K64. The bus driver, Raymond Holbrook, 61, of Sioux City, and the truck driver, Brian Bachmann, 67, of Madelia, Minnesota, were injured and transported to Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. There were four students on the bus at the time, according to Le Mars Fire Rescue. Two of the students were injured, One was transported to Floyd Valley Healthcare, the other to a Sioux City hospital.. Le Mars Fire Rescue, the Plymouth County Sheriffs Office, and Remsen EMS, assisted the State Patrol at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

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There is a report of a semi-school bus accident that occurred in northern Plymouth County this morning. The accident occurred around 7:20 this morning, near the intersection of K64 and 120th St. Reports say the bus was one of Le Mars Community Schools Buses. The Iowa State Patrol, Plymouth County Sheriffs Department, Le Mars Fire Rescue, Oyens Fire, and Remsen Fire were called to the scene. Few other details are available at this time.