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1 Student Killed When Truck Collides with Indiana School Bus

Police say one student was killed and another was injured when a flatbed truck collided with a school bus in northern Indiana.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Ted Bohner says a male teenager died Wednesday morning when the truck rear-ended the bus along U.S. 31, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of South Bend. 

A second student injured in the crash just after 9 a.m. was airlifted to a South Bend hospital. Bohner says that student's injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. 

He says he was told that 39 students were on the Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation bus when the crash occurred near the Marshall County town of Argos.

A parent told NBC affiliate station NewsCenter 16 the students were headed to see "Elf the Musical," but police did not immediately confirm that information. 

Bohner says the crash occurred at a point where railroad tracks intersect U.S. 31.

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