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School Bus Hit by Train; Driver, Student Killed, 11 Others Injured

By    |   Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015 06:38 AM

A train struck a school bus in North Dakota on Monday, killing a teenage student and the school bus driver. At least 11 others were injured.

The collision occurred at about 3:45 p.m. local time, when the bus failed to yield to an oncoming train at a crossing near Larimore, according to Reuters. The Grand Forks Herald said the 62-year-old bus driver and a 17-year-old student were killed.

Altru Hospital in Grand Forks said in a statement it had received 10 patients from the collision. Six were admitted, three were transferred and one was discharged, the hospital said without describing the injuries.

A total of 14 people were on the bus, according to the newspaper. Troy Hischer of the North Dakota Highway Patrol told the Herald the students were of various ages.

The bus was traveling north on a gravel road when it was struck on its right-front side by a westbound BNSF train, the newspaper reported. Railroad signs and a stop sign are at the crossing, which is not equipped with railroad crossing arms, according to the paper.

Weather and road conditions were not factors in the crash, Hischer told the Herald.

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