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Police: Kiski Area elementary school bus crash in Washington Township results in minor injuries

| Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

Eight Kiski Area School District students were taken to a hospital to be checked out after a school bus crash in Washington Township on Tuesday afternoon.

Washington Township Sgt. Vincent Surace said all 22 students onboard and the driver were able to walk off of the bus.

He said all of the injured suffered bumps and bruises, including those taken for observation to UPMC East, Monroeville.

Linda Smales, the administrator on duty, said eight juveniles were treated and released.

The students attend Kiski Area Upper Elementary School in the North Washington neighborhood of Washington Township.

Surace said the school bus was on Mamont Road approaching the intersection of Route 66 when it was rear-ended by a water tanker truck about 3:50 p.m.

Surace said the tanker truck driver exchanged information with the school bus driver and left before police arrived. Police want to talk to the truck driver as part of the investigation.

Emergency responders cleared the scene about 4:30 p.m., according to a county dispatch supervisor.

Kiski Area school officials could not be reached Tuesday night.

Matthew Medsger and Chuck Biedka are Tribune-Review staff writers. Reach Medsger at 724-226-4675. Reach Biedka at 724-226-4711. Staff writer Jeff Himler contributed to this report.

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