Students OK, 2 others hurt when pickup, school bus collide

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Mason City, Iowa (AP) – A pickup truck and school bus collided near Mason City, causing two injuries but not harming any of the children.

A dozen children were on the West Fork School District bus when it collided with a pickup on Tuesday afternoon south of Mason City.

Paramedics evaluated the students, and they then were sent home with parents.

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office says 55-year-old bus driver Kimberlee Kephart, of Swaledale, and a pickup passenger, 33-year-old Ana Baquedano-Avila, were taken to a hospital.

The pickup was driven by 51-year-old Terry Swant, of Rockford, who wasn’t hospitalized.

Details about how the crash occurred weren’t available.

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