Student from Northeast School District airlifted after Clinton County bus crash

UPDATE: According to a press release sent by the Clinton County Sheriff's Department, multiple occupants of the school bus were transported to area hospitals. One occupant was airlifted by Air Care Ambulance.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Charlotte, Goose Lake, Welton, and Delmar Fire Departments. Also assisting were Genesis Ambulance, Medic Ambulance, Preston Ambulance, Maquoketa Ambulance and Clinton Fire Ambulance.

The accident remails under investigation by the Clinton County Sheriff's Office and Iowa State Patrol.


CHARLOTTE, Iowa-- Just before 5 p.m. on Saturday May, 5, 2018, a school bus carrying students crashed in rural Clinton County just outside of Charlotte, Iowa.

Fire, police, and at least one medical helicopter responded to the accident at 302nd Avenue near 160th Street. As of 7 p.m. on Saturday, that road was still closed to traffic.

The bus was carrying students from the Northeast School District from Goose Lake, Iowa. Witnesses on scene say the bus had about 30 students inside, and they say the kids are all in the school band.

Another school bus arrived on scene about an hour and a half after the crash. Parents are showing up to pick up their kids.

Clinton County Sheriff's Department is on scene along with the Welton Fire Department, Goose Lake Fire, and Charlotte Fire.

No word on the extent or number of students hurt.

We have a News 8 crew on scene. We will keep you updated as that information becomes available.