MARRERO, La. (WGNO) — Police began investigating a crash that involved a school bus on the New Orleans West Bank Monday morning.

A spokesperson with Louisiana State Police confirmed the crash occurred around 6:00 in the 7400 block of River Road, near the street’s intersection with Willswood Lane in Waggaman.

Detectives say the driver of the bus lost control of the vehicle and drove into a ditch. It is unclear what caused the driver to lose control

LSP reports 8 children were on the bus during the accident, including one who was left with minor injuries.

The bus driver was cited for careless operation.

This is a developing story with updates to come as more information becomes available. Check back to for the latest.

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