Sheriff: 8 injured when school van, semi collide near Benson, Minn

Modesto Morganelli
Marzo 14, 2018

The 68-year-old woman who was driving the van and a 15-year-old were treated for injuries and released.

Sixteen-year-old Harleigh Schlief and his 14-year-old sister, Savannah Schlief, are also in critical condition. On Monday, March 12th at 3:42 pm the Swift County Sheriff office received a 911 call of a two vehicle crash at County Road 20 and County Road 63 NW, Danvers, MN. The semi was traveling east on County Road 20 when the van struck the front drivers wheel directly behind the cab of the semi-tractor. Addition passengers include Natasha Schlief, 12, Blade Schlief, 10 also from Danver are both in stable condition. According to the Swift County sheriff, 16-year-old Gaige Anderson is in critical condition. The semi did not have a yield sign and was traveling about 50 miles per hour, according to investigators.

"According to the driver of the semi, it appeared that the van was slowing down", Holtz said.

The Swift County Sheriff says there are no fatalities "as of right now" in a crash involving a school van and a semi in western Minnesota.

KSTP-TV reported that Hancock Superintendent Loren Hacker says school officials are working with authorities to make sure the needs of the students and their families are addressed.

Hacker said he is now focused on next steps. The students' ages were 8 to 16. "Hug each other. Love conquers all. I really believe this will draw us even closer together".

'It's very traumatic, ' he said.

The Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of the State Patrol, is conducting a crash reconstruction.

A fund to benefit the families of the crash victims has been set up at the Community Development Bank in Hancock.

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