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Crash on Highway 89 involving 2 busses - DPS spokesperson Robert Bailey talks to 3TV about a crash on Highway 89 involving two school busses.
CHINO VALLEY - Two school buses and two trucks collided Tuesday afternoon on Highway 89 in Chino Valley.
One of the bus drivers, Janet Wahl, 53, was injured and 11 Heritage Middle School students were hurt. One person was reportedly trapped in one of the buses. Each bus was carrying about 50 students.
Ambulances from throughout the county scrambled to the scene and a helicopter was standing by if necessary.
Wahl was transported by medical helicopter to Flagstaff Medical Center.
Two buses were traveling in a procession when the first collided with a white Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck driven by Cynthia King, 49, and the second bus rear-ended the first.
Candace Criss, 48, was the fourth driver involved. She was driving a GMC pick-up truck in front of line of cars. Criss was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.