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Brandon-Evansville school bus involved in crash near Millerville; pickup catches fire

The school bus driver was not injured and neither were the 10 students on board the bus.

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LEAF VALLEY — A Brandon-Evansville school bus was involved in a two-vehicle crash that set a pickup on fire on Friday, Jan. 20 but resulted in only minor injuries.

At 2:03 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a personal injury accident at the intersection of County Road 12 and Gravel Pit Road NW in Leaf Valley Township, about two miles northwest of Millerville.

Thomas Trisko, 67, of Brandon was driving the school bus eastbound on Gravel Pit Road and David Fulghum, 63, of Alexandria was driving a Nissan Frontier pickup southbound on County Road 12 when the vehicles collided in the intersection, according tot he sheriff's office.

Trisko was not injured and neither were the 10 students on board the bus.

Fulghum complained of back and leg pain after exiting the pickup and was transported to Alomere Health in Alexandria by Parkers Prairie Ambulance.

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As a result of the crash, the Nissan pickup, owned by Auto Value Auto Parts, started on fire. The Leaf Valley Fire Department extinguished the fire.

Another bus was summoned to the scene and students were safely transferred to the second bus and the route was completed, according to the sheriff's office.

The Leaf Valley First Responders and North Ambulance also assisted on scene. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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