Crash Involving Van/Semi Monday - UPDATE

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On March 12, 2018 at 3:42 pm Swift County Sheriff office received a 911 call of a two vehicle crash at County Road 20 and County Road 63 NW, Danvers, MN.  While responding, deputies were notified that it was a crash involving a van carrying school children and a semi-truck.  The Sheriff’s Office also paged out for Appleton Ambulance & Fire, Benson Ambulance & Fire, Stevens County Medical Ambulances, Danvers First Responders and Fire, and Holloway First Responders.  MN State Patrol, Benson and Appleton police departments also responded.  Arriving at the scene, responders found there was an adult driver of the van and seven school children along with one semi-truck driver.   Fire and Ambulances transported parties involved to the Swift County-Benson Hospital and the Appleton Hospital.  Life Link also responded to the scene to assist with transports.  The incident is still under investigation by the Swift County Sheriff’s department and the MN State Patrol.  Swift County activated its trauma team in response to the incident.

UPDATE 3-13-18 @ 9:40

The Hancock Public School van was driven by Judith Van Eps 68 Hancock (stable) which was headed southbound on 130th Ave NW and collided with the semi driven by Jeremy Beyer 43 Danvers (treated and released at scene). Semi was traveling east on Cty Rd 20 when the van struck the front drivers wheel directly behind the cab of the semi-tractor.  Passengers in the school van were Gaige Sanderson 16 Danvers (critical),  Harleigh Schlief 16 Danvers (critical), Braydn Sanderson 15 Danvers (treated and released),  Savannah Schlief 14 Danvers (critical condition),  Natasha Schlief 12 Danvers (stable), Blade Schlief 10 Danvers (stable), and  Korah Schroeder 10 Holloway (stable).  These are the last updated conditions that the  Swift County Sheriff’s Office is aware of.

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