2 students, school bus driver hurt in collision with train in northeast Iowa

CASTALIA, Iowa (WKBT) — Two students and a school bus driver were injured when their bus collided with a train near Castalia, according to authorities.

The crash between a Postville, Iowa, school bus and the train occurred around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office.

The students and the driver were the only people on the bus, according said, Tim Duggar, superintendent of the Postville Community School District. Emergency crews treated the students and took them to a local hospital for further evaluation, Duggar said. A private vehicle took the driver to the hospital for medical attention.

The conditions of the students and driver were not available.

Law enforcement and rail officials are investigating the crash but didn’t release details.

A photo from the scene showed that the bus might have run into oil tankers. The bus was a total loss, while the rail cars had minor damage, officials said.

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