School officials say driver, STARS Academy child killed in Batesville van collision

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BATESVILLE, Ark. – School officials say a driver and child died after being involved in a van collision in Batesville on Thursday.

According to the STARS Academy, a Medicaid transport vans was hit, claiming the lives of the van’s driver and one of the children of the academy.

A representative from the academy said that another child was critically hurt and transported to a local hospital.

The Medicaid transport van was not at fault, according to the Arkansas State Police.

In a statement from the STARS academy, the school sent their condolences and prayers to the families of the victims.

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