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BRANDENBURG, Ky. (WDRB) -- A wreck involving a Meade County Schools bus injured a pickup truck driver.

Superintendent John Millay tells WDRB that the crash involving bus No. 216 happened Monday afternoon on Old Mill Road, near Gaines Road. That's near Brandenburg.

In a release, The Meade County Sheriff's Office says Joseph Weick of Battletown, Ky. was driving a white 2014 Chevrolet pickup, when it hit the stopped bus.  Their investigation shows the bus had its stop sign out, flashing lights on and parking break engaged. Students were getting ready to step off the bus. 

Weick told the sheriff's office that he saw the stopped bus on Old Mill Road but he slid on the wet pavement, when he applied the brakes. His truck hit the bus.

Weick was extricated from his truck, which witnesses said was wedged under the bus. He was taken to University Hospital in Louisville. There is no word on how badly he was injured. 

The crash happened toward the end of the bus route, so 11 students were on the bus and two school employees were on the bus. "All the kids are safe," Millay said.

Millay said the bus driver followed all procedures to maker sure everyone was safe. Parents were notified and all the students have been picked up.

The Meade County Sheriff's Office says it continues to investigate the crash but doesn't anticipate any charges. 

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