Minor injuries in school bus crash in Dowagiac

NOW: Minor injuries in school bus crash in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC, Mich. -- Cass County Dispatch confirms there was a crash involving a secondary school bus near the intersection of Atwood Road and Dewey Lake Street Wednesday morning.

A call came in reporting the crash at 6:43 a.m.

According to the Cass County Sheriff's Office, the bus was traveling south on Atwood when the driver, identified as 40-year-old Dowagiac resident Benjamin Lee Hoops, allegedly disregarded the stop sign at the intersection with Dewey Lake. 

A vehicle that was traveling west on Dewey Lake struck the bus, reports said. 

The vehicle ran off the road and into a ditch. 

The bus ended up on its side in the road. 

According to deputies, there were four students and two adults on the bus at the time.

Three of the students were released to their parents at the scene.

The fourth student and the second adult on board were taken to the hospital for their injuries. 

The driver of the bus was okay.

This is an ongoing investigation. 

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