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State Patrol: Trucker in bus incident has contacted agency (video)

 PAYNESVILLE — The State Patrol says the driver of a semi that illegally passed a school bus on the right last week along State Highway 23 has contacted the law enforcement agency.

The information was released last night via Twitter and Facebook. No further information was released.

The State Patrol released video from cameras inside the bus that showed the semi blow past the stopped bus — lights flashing and stop arm down — and continue along the highway between Paynesville and New London. The incident happened Friday and the young student waiting alongside the highway was not injured.

Several witnesses called 911 but were unable to provide enough details for authorities to locate the semi. The Patrol had asked the public with assistance in identifying the semi and driver.

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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