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Five children, two adults injured after SUV rear ends bus in Trempealeau County



Five children on a school bus, and two adults from La Crosse, are reported hurt in a Tuesday morning collision near Osseo, Wis.

The Trempealeau County sheriff’s office said a 2013 Nissan Rogue SUV rear ended a school bus shortly after 7 a.m., as the bus was stopped to make a left turn off Highway 53 in the town of Sumner.

The children had minor injuries, while the two in the other vehicle, identified as driver Ryan Strittmater and passenger Jada Trussoni, were taken to area hospitals by ambulance and helicopter for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The sheriff’s office added that there were 14 children and the driver in the bus.

The cause of the accident is unknown, but investigators are looking into impairment and reckless driving by the occupant in the Nissan.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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