ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A bus driver died and nine students were injured Monday when a school bus went off a road and lodged in an embankment in northern New Mexico, authorities said Monday.
The driver died at the scene of the crash that investigators said might have been caused by a medical event.
The bus carrying nine elementary, middle and high school students crashed off State Road 111 near La Madera in Carson National Forest, Rio Arriba County sheriff’s spokesman Jake Arnold said.
Two of the students who attend schools in the tiny, rural school district of Mesa Vista had broken bones.
The Office of the Medical Investigator will determine the cause of the driver’s death, he said.
An 8-year-old suffered a broken back and a 16-year-old had a broken jaw, authorities said.