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Slick road sends car sliding into school bus

Slick road sends car sliding into school bus
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MOLALLA, Ore. - Two people were injured, one seriously, after a driver hit an icy patch of roadway and slid into a school bus.

The crash occurred at about 6:30 a.m.Thursday on Highway 211 at Vaughan Road, when the 19-year-old driver lost control of the Volkswagen she was driving on a patch of black ice, troopers said.

The Volkswagen veered into the path of an oncoming school bus. The bus had just started its route; there were no passengers on the bus, according to a news release from the Oregon State Police.

The driver of the Volkswagen, not yet identified, was flown by Life Flight helicopter to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the school bus, Lori Koos, 57, of Molalla, was treated and released at the hospital.

The highway, shut down following the crash, reopened at 7:45 a.m.

No citations were issued, troopers said.

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