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Driver Of School Bus That Collided With Pickup Cited

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WRAY, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – The driver of a school bus that collided with a pickup in northeast Colorado and injured four students has been cited for careless driving.

Four students and the school bus driver were injured. They have all since been released from a hospital, authorities said Tuesday.

The driver of the pickup, Megan E. Welp, 34, of Wray was listed in stable condition at Wray Community Hospital but was expected to be released within days, said hospital administrator Ed Finley.

The Colorado State Patrol cited bus driver Jennine M. Witte, 61, of Vernon for failing to yield to the motorist on the right since there were no signal or stop signs at the intersection.

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 bus rolled and came to a rest on its wheels.

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