School Bus With Kids on Board Involved in Minnesota Injury Crash
34 students were on board the bus at the time of the crash. The State Patrol responded to the collision shortly before 8 a.m.
The state crash report indicates the school bus was traveling west on Hwy. 210 when it attempted to make a left turn onto Cass County Rd. 1 in the small town of Pillager, which is about 18 miles west of Brainerd, when it made contact with an eastbound van hauling a trailer.
The bus driver, identified as 73-year-old John Gordon Peterson of Cushing, MN, was taken from the crash scene to a nearby hospital for treatment of what are being described as non-life-threatening injuries.
45-year-old Jeremy Lee Trebesch of Pillager was identified as the van driver. He was also taken from the scene to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities say three of the 34 juveniles on board were also hurt in the crash. Their injuries were described as minor and none of them were transported to a hospital.
The crash report says the road had snow and ice on it. Alcohol was not involved in the collision.
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