TUPELO • Two Mooreville students were injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning on Highway 178 between Skyline and Mooreville involving a Lee County School District bus.

According to officials with the Lee County School District and the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the students were transported to separate hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

A 15-year-old female student in ninth grade at Mooreville High School was transported by ambulance to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. An 11-year-old female student in fifth grade at Mooreville Elementary School was transported by helicopter to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis. The conditions of the students was not immediately available Monday afternoon.

MHP spokesman Staff Sgt. Bryan McGee said the incident happened around 7 a.m. as the students were preparing to get onto the bus. One car hit another car, knocking the second car into the students. Neither car struck the stopped school bus.

McGee said the accident is still under investigation and he hopes to be able to release more information when it becomes available.

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