FHP: 12 people hurt in crash between semi and bus in Lafayette County

The bus was carrying 39 migrant workers

The Florida Highway patrol updated the number of people injured in a crash Friday morning between a semi truck and bus to 12, down from an earlier report of 17.

The Florida Highway patrol updated the number of people injured in a crash Friday morning between a semi truck and bus to 12, down from an earlier report of 17. According to FHP, the semi was heading west on CR-354 and ran a stop sign. A full size bus with 39 people onboard was heading north on SR-51, and broadsided the semi truck. The report says the semi truck driver was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign.

According to FHP, the impact caused the semi to flip and the trailer separated from the rig. 12 people were sent to Shands Hospital in Gainesville with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The crash happened near the city of Mayo, just south of Live Oak. The migrant workers were on their way to a farm for a harvesting project.

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