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6 people hospitalized in crash involving school bus, vehicle trailer on Highway 6

The highway was closed in both directions about 7 miles west of the town of Glenwood.
Credit: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue
School bus crash blocks highway for for several hours near Forest Grove, Oregon.

GLENWOOD, Ore. — Six people were taken to the hospital after a crash between a vehicle trailer and a school bus Friday morning on Highway 6 (Northwest Wilson River Highway), near Gales Creek Campground, about seven miles west of the town of Glenwood.

The crash blocked the road and closed the highway in both directions for several hours. It is now open again at mile marker 32, seven miles west of Glenwood.

According to the Nestucca School District's website, a school bus carrying a high school class on a field trip was hit by a vehicle's trailer that came loose. The district said all students, staff and chaperones safely got off the bus, but some adults and children were taken to the hospital. 

Forest Grove Fire reports six out of the 36 people on board were hospitalized. Earlier in the morning, the fire department said that at least four people were injured in the crash, but that all the injuries are not life-threatening. "Crews are continuing to triage and treat at this time," the fire department said in a tweet.

This is a developing story and will be updated.