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13-year-old driver caused 4-vehicle crash that included school bus, authorities say

Colorado State Patrol said the accident in Boulder County occurred around 8 a.m. Friday.

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A 13-year-old girl was driving the car that caused a crash involving two other vehicles and a school bus in Boulder County on Friday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol (CSP).

The girl took the vehicle without her parents' knowledge and first hit two other vehicles before crashing into the bus, said CSP Master Trooper Gary Cutler.

Four people were transported to the hospital after the crash at 8:11 a.m. at U.S. Highway 287 and Lookout Road. CSP said there were no major injuries, but one driver, a 66-year-old man, had moderate injuries.

The 13-year-old driver was released to her parents and will be cited, according to State Patrol.

One student and a driver were on the school bus at the time of the crash, according to Randy Barber with the Boulder Valley School District. The student onboard was not injured. The bus had just started its route and a second bus was dispatched to finish the route, Barber said.

Eastbound Lookout Road and southbound 287 were closed for the investigation but reopened by 11:30 a.m. 

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