At approximately 8 a.m., officials were dispatched to County Road 800 North and CR 150 W for the accident, which involved a Clay Community School Corporation bus and a truck.
According to Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton, the driver of the truck, later identified as Kasie Scarbrough, 16, Brazil, was heading south on CR 150 W and pulled out in front of the bus, which was traveling west on CR 800 N.
Heaton said upon the collision, the school bus "shoved" the truck off the roadway into a utility pole, which snapped.
"(The driver of the truck) failed to yield and pulled into the path of the bus," Heaton said.
At the time, power lines were still live. However, Duke Energy responded to the scene and quickly shut down power while the vehicle was still in gear.
There were approximately 40 students on the school bus. Officials with the school corporation told The Brazil Times the students were taken to Northview High School and North Clay Middle School and were checked by school nurses. Officials stated some of the students suffered minor injuries and parents were notified of the accident.
Scarbrough was extricated from the vehicle and transported by Air Evac to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Officials said she was to be treated for possible fractures and head trauma.
A new utility pole was brought in to replace the snapped pole, but power in the area was shut down. CR 800 N was temporarily closed following the accident.
Heaton said the investigation was ongoing and citations could be rendered.
Other agencies responding to the scene included the Brazil City Police Department, Clay County Search and Rescue, the Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department, TransCare, and Indiana State Police.