14 Armwood High School students injured in Thonotosassa school bus crash

Fourteen students and two adults were taken to the hospital Thursday morning after a pickup truck smashed into a school bus in Thonotosassa.

Officials with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said the pickup truck hit the bus from behind around 6:45 near the intersection of Hwy 579 and Bay Hills Circle, just south of Main St.

There were 21 students in the bus, plus the bus driver.

Fourteen students from Armwood High School, along with the driver, were taken to University Community Hospital after complaining of minor injuries.

The driver of the pickup was taken to the hospital by a family member.

Hwy 579 was reopened around 9:00 a.m.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

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