Teens Critical After School Van Crash

Teens Critical After School Van Crash Click to Enlarge Photo: KNSI News

(AP) - Six young people remain hospitalized, including three in critical condition, following a collision between a school van and a semi in Swift County.

The Swift County Sheriff's Office says a 14-year-old and two 16-year-olds are in critical condition following the Monday afternoon crash west of Benson.

The students were riding in a Hancock Public School transport van. Two 10-year-olds and a 12-year-old are hospitalized in stable condition.

The 68-year-old woman who was driving the van and a 15-year-old were treated for injuries and released. The truck driver was not seriously injured.

The crash happened around 3:40 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 20 and County Road 63 NW, in Danvers.

Sheriff's officials say the semi was heading east on County Road 20 when the van struck the front driver's side wheel directly behind the cab.

The teens in critical condition have been identified as Gaige Sanderson, 16, Harleigh Schlief, 16, and Savannah Schlief, 14.

They all are from Danvers.

Natasha Schlief, 12, of Danvers, is in stable condition, as are Blade Schlief, 10, of Danvers and Korah Schroeder, 10, of Holloway.

Bradyn Sanderson, 15, of Danvers, was treated and released.

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