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Weather considered a factor in Dodge County school bus crash

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 14:25:39-05

TOWN OF BEAVER DAM (NBC 26) -- A 16-year-old Beaver Dam driver lost control and crashed head-on into a school bus Tuesday. Authorities say weather was a factor.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office said the teen driver was heading west on Niblick Road when he lost control on a snow and ice covered road, crossed into the oncoming lane and hit a school bus. The Sheriff's Office said ten Prairie View Elementary students were on the bus at the time of the crash.

None of the students reported injuries at the scene, the Sheriff's Office said. All students were taken by replacement bus to the elementary school, where they were examined by the nursing staff. Some of the students did report having some bumps and scrapes, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office said school staff contacted parents and all students went to class after the nurse evaluation.

Weather and road conditions were factors in the crash, the Sheriff's Office said.