Grandmother and 2 grandkids die in crash

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A 70-year-old woman and her two grandchildren died Friday when their car collided head-on with a school bus in Inver Grove Heights, the Star Tribune reported.

Elaine M. Clausen, 11-year-old Leala Clausen and Gion Clausen, about five, were driving on the 7600 block of Argenta Trail near Minnesota 55 when their car collided with the bus, the Star Tribune reported. Police were notified of the crash at about 4 p.m.

According to the Pioneer Press, both vehicles partially caught fire. But the bus driver -- the only person on the bus -- was not injured.

According to the Star Tribune, the identities of the victims have not yet been confirmed by the Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner.

Clausen was a school bus monitor, the Star Tribune reported. Marvin Emeott, one of her co-workers, said she knew the importance of being cautious when driving near school buses.

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