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5 Released From Hospital After School Bus Crash

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(credit: CBS)

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WRAY, Colo. (AP) – Four students and a school bus driver who were injured after their bus collided with a pickup in northeast Colorado have been released from a hospital, authorities said Tuesday.

The driver of the pickup was listed in stable condition at Wray Community Hospital but was expected to be released within days, said hospital administrator Ed Finley.

The bus was taking students home from school when the crash occurred Monday in Yuma County, south of Wray. Wray School District Superintendent Richard Spencer said only the four students and the driver were aboard the bus.

“We feel pretty fortunate. The injuries certainly could have been a lot worse than they were,” he said.

The Colorado State Patrol identified the bus driver as Jennine M. Witte, 61, of Vernon and the pickup driver as Megan E. Welp, 34, of Wray. The students’ names weren’t released.

The crash occurred at an intersection with no traffic light and no signs, the patrol said. The bus rolled and came to a rest on its wheels.

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