Motorcyclist Dead In Crawford County Accident Involving School Bus

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CRAWFORD COUNTY(KFSM) -- One person is dead and a student injured following a crash Monday (Feb. 26) afternoon, according to Arkansas State Police.

Billy Ray Faries' motorcycle collided with an Alma School District bus on Highway 282 just east of Rudy, according to Public Information Officer Liz Chapman with ASP.

Faries, 67, was pronounced dead at the scene, and one student was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, Chapman said.

That student has since been released, according to a post on the Alma School District Facebook page.

The remaining 18 students boarded onto another bus and taken home, according to Alma Assistant Superintendent Pamm Treece.

School counselors were at the scene to assist any students as needed. They will also be available at school.

This is a developing story.

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