2 in work truck hurt, school bus driver cited in Knoxville crash

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Two people in a work truck were sent to the hospital Wednesday morning after a crash involving a school bus in Knoxville that continues to block traffic as crews clean up downed power lines.

The crash was reported around 8:30 a.m. at Beaumont Avenue at College Street. The bus was carrying five students from Beaumont Elementary School, none of whom were hurt.

The Knoxville Police Department says bus 271 was crossing Beaumont from College when it collided with a Ford F250 causing it to hit two power poles.

The driver, Daryl Suffridge, 58; and passenger, Jorge Ramirez, 43; in the work truck were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck says the bus ran the stop sign, but the bus driver said he stopped for the stop sign. The bus driver, Charles Selby, 75, was cited for failure to yield.

The Knoxville Utilities Board is on the scene to repair downed power lines as a result of the crash.

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