UPDATE 1:59 p.m.: Virginia State Police released new details about Wednesday afternoon’s crash along I-581 South in Roanoke involving a bus from HoneyTree Early Learning Centers.

According to police, shortly after 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, the HoneyTree bus was heading south on I-581 when a vehicle entered the southbound part of the interstate at the Valley View Mall entrance ramp. Then, the vehicle cut the bus off, which forced the driver to take evasive action to avoid a collision, causing the bus to end up on its side in the media.

Officials tell WFXR News there were 11 children — all between the ages of 5 and 10 — from the South Roanoke HoneyTree location on the bus at the time of the incident.

None of those children needed medical treatment from first responders, so parents are allowed to pick them up at South Roanoke HoneyTree.

According to VDOT, the scene of the crash has been cleared at mile marker 2 of I-581 South, but police say they are still investigating the incident.



There were 11 children on the bus from the South Roanoke Honeytree, ages from 5 to 10 years-old.  None of the children needed medical assistance by Emergency Medical Services.  

The children may be picked up at the South Roanoke Honeytree location. The crash remains under investigation.  

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — First responders have been called out to northwest Roanoke after a small bus overturned along I-581 South.

According to Roanoke Fire-EMS, the incident occurred near Valley View.

Meanwhile, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is reporting a vehicle crash closing the southbound left shoulder, left lane, and center lane at mile marker 2 of I-581.

Fire officials say there are no reports of major injuries at this time.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area at this time, but if that’s not possible, you should use caution around the scene of the incident.

While there are no official reports of backups at this time, the VDOT online traffic map shows southbound delays going past mile marker 3.4 on I-581.

This is a developing story.