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School bus stalls while crossing train tracks, crashes

SALIX, Iowa (KTIV) – There were no injuries when a Union Pacific freight train struck a school bus that was stuck on the tracks at a crossing in Salix, Iowa Wednesday morning.

A Westwood Community School District bus stalled as it was crossing the tracks on the east end of town.

The driver was unable to move the bus off the tracks.

The driver and one passenger got off the bus, which was then hit by a southbound train at around 7:30 a.m.

The bus was struck near the rear end and spun around about 180 degrees. Nobody was injured.

The Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, and Sergeant Bluff Police responded to the scene. The Iowa State Patrol is investigating the crash.


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