No major injuries in Las Animas school bus crash

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One student sustained minor injuries in a school bus crash in Bent County Monday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol. 

The crash happened around 7:10 a.m. at the intersection of Bent County Road FF and Bent County Road 7.5. Troopers said it involved a Las Animas School District RE-1 bus with six students onboard. 

Troopers said the bus was turning north onto Bent County Road 7.5 when it went off the right side of the road and into a ditch. It continued moving for about 99 feet, then got stuck in the dirt. 

Troopers said one student complained of injuries and was taken to the hospital in a private car. No other injuries were reported. The bus had to be towed out of the ditch, but was not damaged. 

Troopers said alcohol, speed, and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation. 

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