High school band buses, SUV collide; 1 dead


LEBANON, Tenn. - One person has been killed and 10 others have been transported to area hospitals after a sports utility vehicle hit two buses carrying Oakland High School band members.

Adam Spears, a dispatcher with the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency told The Associated Press the driver of a Dodge Durango was killed after colliding with two school buses on a rural highway southeast of Nashville.

The students were headed north on Highway 231 to a band competition in Lebanon around 10:45 a.m. on Saturday when the accident occurred in Wilson County, south of Lebanon. Witnesses said the SUV drifted across the center line.

Ten bus passengers were taken to area hospitals with non-critical injuries.

The identity of the SUV driver was not released.

CBS Affiliate WTVF in Nashville first reported the death.

Nine students were transported to University Medical Center in Lebanon, all with non-life threatening injuries, reports WTVF. The bus driver was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville with possibly broken legs.

The remaining students were transported to another bus. It was unclear if they returned to Rutherford County or continued on to Lebanon High School.