Dump truck driver suffers serious injuries in crash with school bus near Elbow Lake

The school bus was carrying about 20 students who were not injured.

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A West Central Area school bus carrying about 20 students was struck by a dump truck on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 26 near Elbow Lake.

No one on the school bus was injured but the truck driver was transported by ambulance to the Prairie Ridge Hospital in Elbow Lake and later taken by air ambulance to Sanford Hospital in Fargo. His condition is not known.

The crash was reported at 3:30 p.m. to the Grant County Sheriff's Office at the intersection of County Highway 21 and 240th Street in Grant County.

Deputies, Elbow Lake First Responders and Prairie Ridge Ambulance responded to the scene.

After the impact, both vehicles ended up in the road ditch. Both vehicles sustained significant damage and were towed from the scene, according to the sheriff's office.


The accident is being investigated by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol, according to Sheriff Mark Haberer.

Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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