Kansas police officer hurt when patrol car crashes into stopped school bus

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TYRO, Kan. (KAKE) -

Authorities say a southeast Kansas police officer suffered serious injuries when his patrol vehicle rear-ended a stopped school bus.

The accident happened just after 4 p.m. Wednesday on Route 166 about two miles west of Tyro. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the bus was stopped to drop off students when the officer, 46-year-old Darin Daily, wrecked into the back of it.

Daily, of Coffeyville, was flown to a hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

The Coffeyville Police Department said the officer was returning from out-of-town training and wasn't responding to an emergency when the crash happened. The officer had to be cut from his patrol vehicle. His police dog wasn't seriously injured.

The patrol reports none of the seven Caney Valley students on the bus were hurt. The driver complained of pain but was not hospitalized. 

The crash is under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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