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SOLON - Authorities have released the names of the two drivers involved in a fatal crash between a car and school bus near Solon.
A crash report from the Iowa State Patrol says a car driven by Patricia Howell was attempting to turn east on F16 from Highway 382 around 2 p.m. Thursday when it entered the path of the bus, which was driving west on F16.
Howell, 73, of Ely, was pronounced dead at the scene. 75-year-old Bunyan Howell, a passenger in the car, was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with serious injuries, according to trooper Eric Payne at the scene.
Four students were treated for minor injuries. A release from the Solon Community School District said approximately 30 elementary students were on the bus and all were evaluated by first responders at the scene. A second bus picked up the students and took them home.
District and Grant Wood AEA counselors will be at Lakeview Elementary on Friday to provide support for children and families needing support.