MASCOUTAH, IL (KPLR) – A school bus and a tractor trailer were swept into a retention pond in the Mascoutah area late Monday afternoon.
The incident took place on Highway 161 at N. County Road.
Eighteen people were on the bus. People at the scene tell Fox 2's Chris Higgins the students were members of a high school girls' basketball team.
The Mascoutah and Belleville fire departments rescued the students and bus driver by 6:40 p.m. No injuries were reported.