A school bus accident in Boone County this afternoon was fatal for an Auxvasse man. According to the Highway Patrol, Lawrence W. Ferguson, 67, of Auxvasse was northbound on Route Z just north of Mexico on a Gravel Road, when he crossed the centerline and struck a southbound school bus, driven by Floyd Fares, 41, of Columbia. Ferguson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Boone County Coroner. Fares and one of his four injured passengers, 8 year old Austin Tutterrow, was taken to University Hospital. Three other children, 8 year old Hailey Lyon, 8 year old Devon Moore and 7 year old Alie Wing were taken to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital with minor injuries.
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