No Waxahachie ISD students were injured in a two-vehicle accident that involved a district school bus Wednesday morning.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, troopers responded at approximately 7:01 a.m. to the incident on U.S. 287 just north of Mustang Road in Waxahachie and near Reagor Springs.
The preliminary DPS investigation reports the yellow 2017 International Waxahachie ISD school bus had turned off of Mustang Road to travel north on U.S. 287.
"Also traveling north on U.S. 287 was a grey 2016 Toyota Tundra in the right lane, behind the bus, and an unidentified vehicle in the left lane beside the bus," the DPS release notes. "The bus was merging from the right shoulder into the right lane of travel when, for an as of yet undetermined reason, the truck attempted to pass the bus by going in between the bus and the unidentified vehicle."
The DPS report states the truck then struck the bus, causing minor damage. Both drivers were able to exit the highway and safely stop on the right shoulder of the roadway.
The driver of the bus, 56-year-old, Jimmy Murley, of Waxahachie, was not injured and neither were any of the students present on the bus. The driver of the pickup, 47-year-old, Travis Thomas, of Ennis, also was not injured.
Jenny Bridges, Waxahachie ISD Director of Public Relations, stated the students were all evaluated on scene by paramedics out of an abundance of caution and have since arrived at school as normal.
"We commend our bus driver and all of the first responders for their quick actions to keep our students safe," Bridges added.
The DPS report notes the investigation is still ongoing and there is no other information available at this time.