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School bus driver killed in crash at DIA

Courtesy: Jamie Leary CBS Denver

Denver police say the driver of a school bus that crashed at Denver International Airport died at the scene.

Police spokesman John White says the female bus driver died after the bus veered off a roadway at Denver International Airport and crashed into a concrete wall.

Authorities say that 17 to 20 passengers were taken to nearby hospitals. Officials at Denver Health tells the KUSA TV station that they have five patients: two are in critical condition, two are in serious condition and one is in fair condition.

KUSA reports that the bus is from Legacy High School, which is in Broomfield and is part of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. The Denver Post reports that the football team from Legacy played Chino High School on Friday night in California.

An official with DIA tweets that all passenger pickups were taking place on Terminal West because of the crash on the east terminal.

The Adams 12 Five Star schools is a public district that serves suburbs north of Denver, including Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.

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