NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police say the Lovington school bus involved in a crash failed to yield. Fortunately, there were no major injuries.

“I personally made contact with the parents, and like I said, thank God we were able to walk out of the hospital last night,” said Pamela Quinones, superintendent of the Lovington school district.


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The bus was carrying 36 varsity and JV soccer players from Lovington High School to play against Artesia. The bus collided with a semi outside Artesia.

State police now say the school bus failed to yield as the driver tried to make a left turn.

Four students were taken to the hospital, where they were treated and released. Both drivers involved were also to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.