Units responding for crash in Salem

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At about 7:08 a.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash at Highways C and Highway 83 in Salem.

Per dispatch: Crash involves a car and a school bus with about 20 children on board.

UPDATE about 7:13 a.m. — Crash scene is on Highway C west of Highway 83. No injuries among students being reported. Driver of car, which struck the rear of the bus, may be trapped in vehicle.

UPDATE about 7:16 a.m. — Traffic on Highway C being blocked by deputies in both directions.

UPDATE 7:25 a.m. — Salem F/R command activates a life safety box alarm. Bristol Fire and Rescue, Paris Fire and Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad units now responding.

UPDATE 7:49 a.m. — Box alarm upgraded for ambulances only. Ambulances requested from Kansasville Fire Department, Kenosha Fire Department, Fox Lake (Ill.) Fire Department and Paris. Ambulances staging at Town of Salem Fire/Rescue Station #1 in Trevor, near the scene of the crash.

UPDATE 8:06 a.m. — Central High School has issued an automated call to all students’ families that the crash involved a bus with their students. The recorded message says no students were reported injured, but they all are being checked out by emergency medical personnel. An assistant principal and a counselor from the school also have been sent to the scene.

UPDATE about 8:35 a.m. — Deputy requests evidence tows for bus and the van that struck the bus.

UPDATE 8:42 a.m. — WISN has helicopter video of the scene:



  1. Tim says:

    How do you run into the back of a school bus?!?!?

  2. Matt says:

    @Tim- When you’re not paying attention to the road in front of you..or a medical problem.

  3. Michala says:

    Any word on the driver?!

  4. Melissa says:

    Thank you for the continued updates

  5. Kim says:

    The driver was dead at the seen

  6. Marayah says:

    I feel so bad right now

  7. Christian (Student on the bus) says:

    The car didn’t even attempt to stop. I was a student on that bus. I feel bad about what happened to the driver of that car but I’m glad everyone else is mostly ok.

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