THORNVILLE, OH (WCMH) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says eight students have been transported to area hospitals after a school bus crash near Thornville.  

At about 7:32 a.m. on Thursday, a Northern Local School District bus, with 25 students on board, was traveling northbound on S.R. 13, when a 1996 Ford Mustang traveling eastbound on S.R. 204 failed to stop at a red light and was struck by the school bus, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.     

Eight students and the bus driver, 74-year-old Danny Hupp, were all transported to Licking Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  

The driver of the Mustang, Joseph Thornton, 42, was taken to Mount Carmel East Hospital with serious injuries.  

The crash remains under investigation, and troopers say the intersection is expected to be closed for several hours.