School Bus Crash Causes Injuries for Four Children

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When one driver failed to stop while a school bus had flashing lights and stop arms extended on Business 13 in Lafayette County, she crashed into the rear causing injuries for her passengers and the passengers of the school bus.

On May 15, 2012 at approximately 5:00 P.M., 29-year-old Ashly Pfeifer from Higginsville, Missouri was heading south on Business 13 north of Linwood Lawn in Lafayette County while operating a 2010 Dodge. Pfeifer had two passengers – Austin Pfeifer, age 1, from Higginsville, Missouri and Ryleigh Thompson, age 2, from Concordia, Missouri. At said time and place, Helen Seek, age 33, from Lexington, Missouri was heading south in a 1997 school bus.

The crash occurred as Seek’s school bus had lights on and the stop arms extended to allow children to exit the bus. Pfeifer failed to stop and crashed into the school bus.
Ashly Pfeifer suffered moderate injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash to Lafayette Regional by EMS. Austin Pfeifer suffered minor injuries and was transported to Lafayette Regional by EMS. Ryleigh Thompson suffered minor injuries and was transported from the scene to Lafayette Regional by EMS. Two passengers of Seek’s school bus, Caylie Moore and Chelsea Riley, suffered minor injuries and were transported from the scene of the crash to Lafayette Regional by EMS.

Pfeifer’s vehicle received total damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Rodekohr Motors AAA Towing. Seek’s school bus received moderate damage and was driven from the scene of the crash.

This investigation continues and is led by Trooper B. R. Lange and assisted by Trooper A. J. Gray and Lafayette County Deputies.

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