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School bus crash snarls traffic on I-95 near JTB

School bus crash on Interstate 95.
School bus crash on Interstate 95. (News4Jax)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A crash involving a school bus caused Thursday morning delays on Interstate 95.

The crash shut down multiple northbound and southbound lanes of I-95 near J. Turner Butler Boulevard starting around 8:30 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said a Mercedes Benz was traveling south on I-95 in the center travel lane when the vehicle changed lanes and sideswiped a school bus that was traveling in the right lane of southbound I-95. Troopers said the school bus then ran off the left side of the interstate, crashed through a guardrail and came to a rest in the northbound lanes.

According to FHP, there were no children on the bus at the time of the crash, but both drivers suffered minor injures.

Lanes were shut down for hours as crews worked to clear the scene.

Traffic was flowing again by 10:15 a.m.

Bus crash on Interstate 95.
Bus crash on Interstate 95. (News4Jax)