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Video: State Patrol seeks info on semi passing school bus on Highway 23

NEW LONDON — The State Patrol is looking for the public’s help tracking down a semi that illegally passed a stopped school bus on Friday along Highway 23, nearly killing a young female student waiting alongside the highway.

Cameras inside the bus captured the close call, which happened between Paynesville and New London.

Footage shows the semi blow past the stopped bus — lights flashing and stop arm down — and continue along the highway. The girl and bus driver were not injured.

Several witnesses called 911 but were unable to provide enough details for authorities to locate the semi. Anyone with information about this incident or the semi is asked the call Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Brian Reu at 651-405-6047.