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Driver falls asleep, crashes into school bus in Colorado

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HUDSON, Colo. -

The Latest on a school bus crash northeast of Denver (all times local):
  
7:50 p.m.
  
Investigators say the driver of a flatbed truck that crashed into a school bus carrying a group of high school students northeast of Denver fell asleep at the wheel.
  
Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler says the truck drifted into oncoming traffic and sideswiped the Greeley-Evans School District bus near the small town of Hudson on Thursday afternoon. The bus, which had 35 people on board, left the road, rolled and came to a rest on an oil and gas site.
  
School district spokesman Casey Pearson tells KMGH-TV in Denver that 19 students were taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries, and the bus driver was the most severely hurt.
  
The Colorado State Patrol tweeted that none of the injuries appears to be life-threatening.
  
The students from Greeley Central and North Ridge high schools were headed back from a field trip at an amusement park in Denver.
  
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7 p.m.
  
Multiple people are hospitalized after a school bus carrying a group of high school students crashed and tipped over on a rural road northeast of Denver.
  
The Greeley-Evans School District bus was headed back from a field trip at an amusement park in Denver when it hit a truck Thursday afternoon near the small town of Hudson. District spokesman Casey Pearson tells KMGH-TV in Denver that 19 students were taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries, and the bus driver was the most severely hurt.
  
Pearson says 29 students, four adult chaperones, the driver and a child of one of the adults were on board. It was initially reported that 35 high school students were on the bus. The students are from Greeley Central and North Ridge high schools.
  
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6:20 p.m.
  
At least 10 people are hospitalized after a school bus carrying 35 high school students crashed and tipped over on a rural road northeast of Denver.
  
Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler tells The Denver Post that 10 to 15 people, including the bus driver, were taken to hospitals after the Greeley-Evans School District bus hit a truck near the small town of Hudson on Thursday afternoon.
  
The bus was headed back from an amusement park in Denver.
  
District spokesman Casey Pearson says the students were from Greeley Central and North Ridge high schools. He did not know how many adult chaperones were on the bus.
  
Hudson is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Denver.
  
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5:40 p.m.
  
Authorities say multiple people were injured when a school bus carrying 35 high school students crashed and tipped over on a rural road northeast of Denver.
  
The Denver Post reports the Greeley-Evans School District bus was headed back from an amusement park in Denver when it hit a truck Thursday afternoon near the small town of Hudson. District spokesman Casey Pearson says the students were from Greeley Central and North Ridge high schools.
  
He did not know how many adult chaperones were on the bus.
  
The Weld County Sheriff's Office tweeted that they had received reports of multiple injuries, and the Colorado State Patrol said some are serious. No other information has been released.
  
Hudson is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Denver.
  
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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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