School bus crash in Benson

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BENSON — A 69-year-old man from Orwell was involved in a single-vehicle school bus crash in Benson yesterday.

The crash took place on North Cross Road at around 7:45 a.m.

According to the report, Michael Downey was traveling west in the bus prior to the crash.

Downey’s vehicle came to a stop at the intersection of Stage Road for oncoming traffic.

Police say Downey stated that road conditions were slippery and his vehicle began sliding backwards.

The vehicle slid off the road into a tree.

Police say nobody was injured during the crash, including all children inside.

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