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UPDATE: Names released of drivers involved in school bus and SUV crash

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UPDATE: New details are released for an accident involving a school bus and an SUV just northwest of Rochester.

The crash happened around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 9200 block of 75th Street Northwest.

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, the bus driven by Kirk Baumbach, 61, was heading east and the SUV, driven by Quinn Zipse, 16, was going west.

The sheriff's office said, Zipse was headed up a hill when he lost control because of the ice, and veered into the east bound lanes, striking the bus head on. The collision sent the bus into the ditch.

There were students on the bus at the time with ages ranging from 6, 9, and 17. Byron Superintendent Dr. Joey Page said all of the students were released to their families.

The sheriff's office said no one was seriously hurt. It's unknown at this time if there will be charges.


PREVIOUS STORY: A school bus carrying students and an SUV collided northwest of Rochester Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. on the 9200 block of 75th Street Northwest, just west of Genoa. It appeared the Byron Public Schools bus was heading east and the SUV was going west.

"All students and both drivers were given the opportunity to be evaluated by medical personnel on the scene," said Byron Public Schools Superintendent Joey Page in a statement. "Parents were notified and students were released to families. The driver of the school bus was taken to the hospital as a precaution for further examination."

Officials on scene said both drivers are male, but they did not release other details. Investigators were working to determine what caused the crash and if the weather played a role.

"Our transportation department has a very safe driving record, and this was an isolated incident," Page said in his statement. "Please be assured that we will do everything we can to ensure the safety and well-being of our children and staff."

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