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Tracy Adams, left, poses for a photo with her daughter, Alexis Schwartz, 13, in this undated photo. Schwartz was nearly struck Friday morning by a semi-truck that illegally passed her school bus on the right as she was about to board it. Submitted

Bus-semi near miss leaves girl still scared: Mom calls for more awareness

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PAYNESVILLE — The 13-year-old girl nearly struck Friday morning by a semi-truck that illegally passed her school bus says she’s still scared and shaky days later.

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Alexis Schwartz, who just finished the seventh grade at Paynesville Area Schools, said she stands back away from State Highway 23 for her bus pickup at the end of her family’s driveway near Hawick.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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