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Car crashes into school bus with children onboard, injuring 2

The bus had its lights activated at the time of the crash.

A driver slammed into the back of a stopped school bus Friday morning, injuring two children onboard.

The school bus was facing eastbound, stopped at a bus stop on the 59000 block of County State Aid Highway 36 in Manannah Township around 7:26 a.m. Friday, the Meeker County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. About 15 kids were onboard the bus, which was being operated by Eden Valley – Watkins Bus Service.

That's when another vehicle, being driven by a 22-year-old from St. James and heading the same direction, crashed into the rear of the bus, according to the sheriff's office.

The bus had its lights activated at the time of the crash, the sheriff's office said.

Two girls on the bus, ages 6 and 8 and both Eden Valley - Watkins students, were injured in the collision. They suffered what the sheriff's office called "minor, non-life threatening injuries" and were taken to a Paynesville hospital.

The 22-year-old driver of the other vehicle was transported to the same hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release.

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating the crash.

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