[Updated at 1:18 p.m.] Thirty-six children are being transported to a hospital Thursday after a crash involving two school buses and a tractor-trailer on Interstate 44 in
Missouri, a hospital spokeswoman said.
"Our understanding is that there are no serious injuries," said Ashley Wiehle, spokeswoman for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, said regarding the expected patients. The children are being brought in as a precaution, she said.
[Updated at 12:49 p.m.] Nine people have been transported to two hospitals following a crash Thursday involving two school buses and a tractor-trailer that also left two
people dead, officials said. The hospitals are in Washington, Missouri, and St. Louis, Missouri.
[Posted at 12:44 p.m.] Two people have died in a wreck involving two school buses in Missouri Thursday, said Jorma Duran, a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Transportation.
The wreck happened between 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at mile marker 250 of I-44, he said.
It involved two school buses, a tractor-trailer and another vehicle, Duran said, and closed about four miles of the interstate.
Video from the scene showed a school bus resting atop the back end of a tractor trailer. It showed another school bus, as well.
About 50 people were hurt, CNN affiliate KMOV reported. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office told CNN that it was helping the Missouri State Highway Patrol respond to the wreck.
The St. James (Missouri) school district said its buses were involved in the accident.
The wreck reportedly happened on I-44 in Gray Summit, which is about 40 miles southwest of St. Louis.
- CNN's Mark Bixler contributed to this report