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Car driver killed in crash with school bus: Bloomfield Police

Police say the bus driver was taken to the hospital for back pain

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — Police in Bloomfield are investigating a fatal crash involving a car and a school bus Tuesday morning. The driver of the car was killed

Police said the crash happened around 8:15 a.m. on Blue Hills Avenue involving a school bus and a single car. The bus was slowing down and pulling to the right when the crash happened. The bus had not yet come to a complete stop when the Acura hit the read of the bus.

The car was pinned underneath the bus, police said.

The driver of the vehicle, a 33 year old man from Hartford, was pronounced dead on scene by paramedics.

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None of the children on the bus complained of any injuries. The children were evaluated both at the scene by EMTs and by the school nurse.  An alternate school bus was sent to the scene and continued with the transportation of the elementary school children.

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The regional accident reconstruction team is responding. Blue Hills Avenue was blocked to traffic southbound at west Dudley Town and northbound at Old Windsor Rd.

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This is a developing story. Check back for more details. 

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