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School bus crash injures one

Oregon State Police say a school bus slid off an embankment and flipped twice on Saturday morning west of Bend. Six children and a Prinville bus driver were inside.Oregon State Police say a Prineville man was behind the wheel of a school bus when it lost control and flipped west of Bend on Saturday morning.

Russell Johnson, 55, was driving the bus at about 9:50 a.m., Nov. 22, when he reportedly lost control at milepost 15.5 on Century Drive, west of Bend.

According to state troopers, the bus slid through the eastbound lane, fell off an embankment and rolled twice before coming to rest on its side against some trees about 50 feet from the road.

Oregon State Police, the United States Forest Service and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

The bus had six children on board, as well as Johnson, at the time of the crash. Troopers said that one of the students received a minor injury and was transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for treatment.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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