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The Latest: School bus crash critically injures kid in car

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a school bus crash that left at least 16 children injured in Las Vegas (all times local):

11:55 a.m.

Officials say a crash that toppled a school bus on its side in Las Vegas killed the driver of a passenger vehicle and injured at least 16 children, including a young passenger in the car who is in critical condition.

Clark County school police Capt. Ken Young updated reports, saying 48 children were riding on the bus that careened into a vacant lot after the crash Thursday at a busy intersection.

Police say the driver of a demolished white sedan died and a child who was in the car was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

A University Medical Center spokeswoman says 14 children ages 11 to 16 were treated for injuries.

Two others were treated at another hospital and released.

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10:30 a.m.

Authorities say a crash that left a school bus on its side in Las Vegas has killed the driver of a car and sent a middle-school student to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen says 14 children ages 11 to 16 were taken to the Las Vegas hospital. She says one is in critical condition and others with less serious injuries are being evaluated.

Capt. Ken Young of Clark County school police says the driver of a demolished white sedan has died and a passenger in the vehicle, a minor, was injured.

Police say about 40 children were on the school bus that crashed Thursday at a busy crossroads northeast of downtown. It isn’t immediately clear how the wreck occurred.

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9:55 a.m.

Authorities say 14 middle school students received moderate injuries and a person in another vehicle was critically hurt in a crash that left a school bus on its side in Las Vegas.

Clark County school police Lt. Darnell Couthen says about 40 children were on the full-sized yellow school bus that crashed about 8:30 a.m. Thursday at a busy crossroads northeast of downtown.

Deputy Las Vegas Police Chief Chris Jones says the 14 injured children were taken to two hospitals.

He didn’t provide immediate information about the critically injured person in a demolished white sedan.

A television news helicopter view of the scene showed the bus on its side with stop lights flashing and two escape hatches open on the bus roof.

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