CSP: Drugs may be involved in school bus crash

Posted at 10:49 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 00:49:35-05

A school bus carrying students crashed in Boulder County on Monday afternoon, and the driver may have been using drugs, authorities say.

The bus rolled over on South St. Vrain Trail, or Highway 7, near Lyons. The crash happened at mile marker 25.

Eight St. Vrain Valley School District students and the driver were on board at the time.

Five of the students and the driver, identified as 39-year-old Elizabeth Burris, went to the hospital. Most injuries were described as minor to moderate after the crash, but according to CSP on Monday evening, two of the students' injuries were serious. 

The students range in age from 7 to 15 years old.

Burris, of Longmont, has been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. She will be booked into Boulder County Jail. Burris' injuries were minor.

Denver7 has reached out to the school for more information about Burris.

The crash is still under investigation.

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