2 people die after their car collides with a school bus

January 30, 2020 GMT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two people were killed after the car they were in collided with a school bus on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana, Rosebud County officials said.

No one on the bus was seriously injured.

The crash happened at about 6:45 a.m. Thursday on snowy U.S. Highway 212 between Lame Deer and Ashland, Sheriff Allen Fulton said.

The victims were adults from Montana, but their names were being withheld until family members could be notified, Fulton said.

The bus driver, a bus monitor and a student were taken for medical treatment but Fulton told The Billings Gazette his understanding was that it was precautionary.

The bus was from Busby, on the western side of the reservation, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Scott McDermott told The Associated Press.

McDermott was still investigating the crash Thursday afternoon and declined to release information about how the it occurred.