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Motorist killed, 5 students hurt in Washington state bus crash

A motorist has been killed and five students and others were injured in a crash in central Washington involving a school bus, truck and car.

The Washington State Patrol said Thursday that two people in the box truck were seriously hurt. Injuries to students and driver of the Orondo School District bus were minor.

The injured people were taken to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, about 20 miles south of the accident scene.

Trooper Darren Wright tweeted that a total of 43 students were transported to the hospital to be checked.

Wright says the crash occurred about 8:30 a.m. on Highway 97 about five miles north of Orondo.

There is one school in the town, a combination elementary-middle school with about 160 students.

Wright says the highway will be closed for several hours.

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