Driver Injured After Semi-Truck Strikes Bus Carrying Kenai Skiers

A high school cross-country ski team is okay after its bus was struck by a semi-truck on the Richardson Highway on Friday morning.

Valdez Police say the accident involving the Kenai Central High School cross-country ski team happened at mile 55 of the Richardson Highway at 11:30 a.m.

The bus driver sustained serious injuries.  No serious injuries were reported for the 49 students on board.

The team was heading to Valdez for this weekend’s Valdez Invitational Meet.

The Valdez School District has sent buses to the scene and is transporting the students to Valdez.

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Tony Gorman is a reporter at KCHU in Valdez.

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