School bus, pickup truck collide on Millinocket Lake Road

Posted Feb. 15, 2012, at 3:22 p.m.

INDIAN PURCHASE 3, Maine — No injuries occurred when a pickup truck collided with a full school bus on its way to a snowshoeing expedition on Wednesday, police said.

An RSU 67 bus was on its way to New England Outdoors Center when a pickup truck passed it legally on Millinocket Lake Road about 9:23 a.m. The collision occurred when the pickup truck failed to clear the front end of the bus and the truck’s back bumper hit the bus’s front end, said Deputy Patricia McLaughin of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department.

No charges are expected, McLaughlin said.

RSU 67 serves Chester, Lincoln and Mattawamkeag.