School bus crashes into Bayou Maringouin on Thursday

MARINGOUIN — An Iberville Parish school bus crashed into Bayou Maringouin on Thursday morning after sideswiping a house on La. 76, the Maringouin Police Department reported.

Lt. Daniel Dorsey said the crash occurred around 7:07 a.m.

Dorsey identified the bus driver as Micheal Gaudet, 60, of Maringouin. Dorsey said Gaudet crashed into the home after failing to properly navigate a turn within the curve of La. 76.

Gaudet told police investigating the incident that the steering wheel of the bus had locked up and wouldn’t allow him to make the turn correctly, Dorsey said.

Dorsey said about 20 children were aboard the bus during the crash, but none received major injuries.

“I think four were taken to the hospital for minor injuries,” he said.

Dorsey said the crash remains under Police Department investigation.

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