Shelly Schultz

The News-Record

Six students were injured Thursday morning when a Colcord school bus collided with an SUV on Highway 412.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the bus was southbound on a county road attempting to cross Highway 412, when the bus driver failed to yield from a stop sign and pulled into the path of an eastbound 2003 Ford Explorer.

The SUV struck the school bus in the right front. The bus ran off the roadway striking a guardrail before coming to a stop.

The bus driver, 71-year-old Billy Earp, was transported to Siloam Springs (Ark.) Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Also transported to the hospital were six students on the bus: Joshua Crittenden, 9, Samantha Crittenden, 11, Sidney Seyersdahl, 9, Shaley Seyersdahl, 10, Ronda Lyerly, 18, and Jennifer Martin, 9, all of Colcord.

The driver of the SUV, Gabriela Martinez, 40, of Siloam Springs, Ark., was not injured. Her son, 8-year-old Patrick Cheatham, was admitted to the hospital with trunk and internal injuries. He is listed in good condition.

Twelve other students were on the bus at the time of the crash, but were not injured.