Gonzales school bus involved in minor crash

A school bus carrying nearly two dozen students from G.W. Carver Primary School in Gonzales was involved in an accident Monday afternoon, but no injuries were reported.

Johnnie Balfantz, a spokesman for the Ascension Parish school system, said the bus carrying 21 students was involved in a “very, very minor” accident around 4:10 p.m. on La. 74 north of Gonzales.

The accident occurred when Gwen Schexnayder, a replacement bus driver, turned left from a day care center on to La. 74 to head toward Airline Highway, Balfantz said. As she pulled on to La. 74, he said, the bus “tapped” the front of a car traveling on the highway.

Balfantz said all of the students were safely taken home.