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Parent Reacts to School Bus Accident

Posted at: 02/27/2013 10:53 PM
Updated at: 02/27/2013 10:58 PM
By: John Doetkott

(ABC 6 News) -- We learned the name of the girl killed when her car crashed into a school bus Wednesday afternoon.

The state patrol identifies her as 16-year-old Tess Landherr of Rose Creek. The accident happened shortly after 3:00 on highway 56 between Rose Creek and Adams.

The state patrol is blaming the crash on slick roads. A passenger in Landherr's car was critically injured, but authorities still haven't released the name.

That school bus was carrying Southland Elementary students. An 8-year-old girl suffered minor injuries, but none of the other kids were hurt. We talked with a mom whose son was on the bus.

"They came home and I only had two of my three children come home. My two oldest came home and my youngest wasn't with them."

Christina Allegree first learned of the crash from her oldest son, and although he tried to assure her that her other son was fine, it didn't stop her worrying.

"I freaked out, I did. I was in shock at first and then I started crying," said Allegree

7-year-old, Dylan, said some of the kids were crying and two of them had very minor injuries.

"It crashed and it feels like it's spinning except it was bumpy."

But thankfully Dylan and the other children were fine, actually leaving him wondering what all the fuss was about. 

"He kept saying, 'Why is everybody so worried about me? I'm okay.'"

Unfortunately the same could not be said for the two people inside the car.

Christina says she knows the victim and says she is praying for all those involved.

"When something like this happens it's so difficult to comprehend because, you know, you just saw that person the other day, said Allegree.