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School bus driver cited in crash that injured 3 students

CSP said the driver was driving too fast for conditions before the bus rolled off the road.
Credit: Colorado State Patrol

HUERFANO COUNTY, Colo. — Three students were injured when a school bus went off the road in Huerfano County Tuesday, according to Colorado State Patrol (CSP).

CSP said the bus was heading down Highway 69 near Walsenburg just after 7 a.m. when the driver lost control, causing the bus to roll off the road and down a hill.

The students riding the bus were ages 19, 16 and 15. All three were taken to hospitals, according to CSP. The 15-year-old was seriously injured. The driver was not hurt.

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CSP said there was black ice on the road. The driver was cited with three counts of careless driving causing injury and one count of driving too fast for conditions.

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