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10-year-old boy dies in crash involving Hortonville school bus

Posted at 8:41 AM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 19:12:57-04

Authorities say a 10-year-old boy died at the scene of a crash involving a school bus. The child was not on the bus, but in one of the other vehicles involved in the crash. There were no children on the bus itself.

At around 8 a.m. Thursday, officials say a pickup going westbound on Highway 15 in Ellington was stopped for traffic. A car, with the child inside, collided with the pickup and then hit an eastbound school bus.

The 10-year-old child killed in the crash was an elementary student on his way to school. The person driving the vehicle where the child was a passenger was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The only person on the school bus was the driver, who was also taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The child who died attended Hortonville Elementary School. District Administrator Todd Timm say counseling services are being made available at the school.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.