An accident involving a team bus shut down Highway 48 for 5 hours. It happened on Tuesday just before 9:30. A 911 call came in of a school bus vs car accident on Hwy 48 just west of Rice Lake.
Initial investigation shows the car driven by Joy Tew, 55 of Rice Lake crossed the center line and struck an Amery School Bus carrying the Amery Girls Basketball team of 22 students, 4 coaches and 1 bus driver. All the students and staff were treated and released at the scene and the driver of the car, Tew, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
This accident remains under investigation.