Two men were killed on Tuesday when their 2006 Dodge Caravan slammed into the back of a school bus filled with children headed home from school in Johnson County on Highway 50 near Warrensburg at 3:27 p.m.
The eastbound Caravan, driven by 34-year-old Dustin R. Frisbee of Knob Noster, struck the rear of the eastbound 2005 Freightliner School Bus, which had slowed to turn right onto NW 271 Road. The bus then traveled off the right side of the roadway, where it struck a road sign and a ditch before coming to rest. The Caravan came to rest lodge against the rear of the bus, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
Frisbee and his passenger, 20-year-old Andrew L. Horning of Leeton, were both pronounced dead at the scene by Assistant Coroner Steve Brace at 3:50 p.m. According to the report, Frisbee and Horning were both wearing a safety devices when the accident occurred.
A dozen children between the ages of 6 and 15, all from Centerview, suffered minor injuries in the accident. Ten were transported to Western Missouri Medical Center, while two were transported to Lee’s Summit Medical Center.
The bus driver, Robin Scrutchfield, 56, of Centerview, was not injured according to the report. She was wearing a safety device.
A total of 13 Troopers worked the accident scene, assisted by Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies.