RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a 44-year-old man has died after his vehicle crashed into the rear of a school bus carrying a middle school football team.

Lt. Travis Hauser tells KTWO-AM that eight students and the bus driver suffered minor injuries and were treated and released after the accident, which occurred about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday south of Riverton.

The name of the man killed wasn't immediately released.

Hauser says the crash occurred while the bus carrying about 20 Lander Middle School football players was stopped at a red light. A school official says the bus was heading back to Lander from a game in Worland.

The accident is under investigation, but Hauser says alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in the crash.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.