Drivers of Clay County School Bus Crash Identified

(Clay County, MN) -- Several people have been identified following last Thursday's school bus crash. 

Officials say the driver of the school bus, 61-year-old Todd Kappes, was driving eastbound on 190th Street North when the driver of the pickup, 30-year-old Joel Shipley from Fargo, was driving northbound on 40th Street, which is controlled by a yield sign. Officials say Shipley failed to yield and collided with the school bus. 

Shipley was transported to a Fargo hospital with serious injuries. Four students were also transported to a Fargo hospital, one by Airmed and three by ambulance. 

The children have been released from the hospital and are recovering.

The Sheriff's office is still investigating the crash and is reviewing footage taken from the school bus. Once the investigation is complete, it will be submitted to the
County Attorney to determine charges.

For more information on the crash, you can read our previous article here.