(UPDATED) Victim of Deadly School Bus-Car Crash Identified
(UPDATED) Kierster, MN (KROC-AM News) - The State Patrol says a South Dakota man was killed Saturday night when the car he was driving collided with a school bus transporting a group of Waseca teenagers.
The deadly crash was reported around 8:40 p.m. on I-90 in Faribault County about 15 miles west of Albert Lea and just north of the town of Keister. The victim was identified as 55-year-old Mark Tigner of Brandon, South Dakota.
Seven teenage girls and two adults were on the school bus. The driver was identified as 79-year-old Charles Cone of Waseca. The other adult was identified as 24-year-old Kelsey Kahnke of Waseca. They were not hurt.
All seven of the teenagers were transported to the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in Albert Lea to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Reports from the scene indicated that no one on the bus was seriously hurt. The girls were identified as 14-year-old Madelynn Benzick, 15-year-old Madison Corder-Broughton, 14-year-old Makya Donovan, 14-year-old Avery Gaul, and 14-year-old Emily Mumme.
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Kiester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The State Patrol has released information concerning a fatal crash involving a school bus transporting 7 teenage girls from Waseca.
The 14 to 16-year-old girls were in a bus that was traveling east on I-90 when it collided with a westbound car around 8:45 Saturday night. The deadly collision occurred in Faribault County just north of Keister at about 16 miles west of Albert Lea.
The school bus was being driven by a 79-year-old man from Waseca and the passengers included a 24-year-old woman. The names of the occupants of the school bus and information concerning their injuries have not been released, although preliminary reports indicated no one on the bus was seriously hurt.
The State Patrol has not released any information about the driver of the car involved in the fatal crash. The preliminary reports from the scene indicated he was pronounced dead at the scene/